Last night Israel allegedly attacked Iranian soldiers in Syria. This followed President Trump’s announcement that he was pulling out of the nuclear deal with Iran. This alleged attack was a preventative action against Iranian forces in Syria who were planning an attack on Israel.
WATCH: Iran’s military installation deep inside Syria burns to the ground after being bombed by Israel pic.twitter.com/p1QdLsYDXv
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) May 8, 2018
This video shows the moments before suspected Israeli jets bombed an Iranian weapons convoy tonight in #Syria.
Israel will not accept any more threats from Iran.pic.twitter.com/COR6nPF9p5#Iran #IranDeal #IranNuclearDeal #SyriaStrikes #Jihad #Hezbollah #Hamas #Assad #Israel #Jewish #IDF #Yella
— Jerusalem News (@JerusalemNews1) May 8, 2018
Israel Bombed the Convoy
Syria State Media Reports
Syria says that Israel attacked an army base outside of Damascus. Meanwhile, inside of Israel, the IDF prepared itself for an imminent Iranian attack from Syrian territory on Israel.
In response to this serious threat, yesterday the Israeli government took action. They opened up bomb shelters in Northern communities near the Syrian border. This occurred after Israel identified “unusual movement” of Iranian forces in Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Israeli jets targeted a weapons depot near al-Kiswah. Iranian forces use this Syrian military base south of Damascus. This is not the first time that Israel struck the strategic location.
At least nine pro-regime fighters, “including members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and other pro-Iranian Shia militiamen” were killed in the strike, the Observatory said.
The Israeli army called up Intelligence officers and other specialized forces due to this developing situation.
Israel and Russia
Israeli Prime Minster Netanyahu flew to Moscow last night. But before he left, he issued the following statement:
I’m now leaving for an important meeting with Russian President Putin. The meetings between us are always important and this one is especially so. In light of what is happening in Syria, it is necessary to ensure the continued coordination between the Russian military and the IDF. pic.twitter.com/OsmPU2Ml5F
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) May 9, 2018
Israel has called up reservists from the anti aircraft artillery units. Israel has also spread Iron dome units throughout the Golan Heights. Security sources say they do not think Iran will do anything drastic. They are just preparing just in case.
#IDF is taking security measures in Northern #Israel… after the identification of irregular activity of #Iranian forces in #Syria. Bomb shelters are being prepared and defense systems have been deployed. IDF troops are on high alert for an #attack. Please pray for #Israel. pic.twitter.com/mWrpuXSubX
— Jerusalem Dateline (@JlemDateline) May 8, 2018
Even with this situation, we in Israel are living our normal lives and loving life.