Israeli Missiles Strike Syrian Airports Ahead of Iranian Minister’s Visit

Israeli Missiles Strike Syrian Airports Ahead of Iranian Minister’s Visit

Israel Launches Simultaneous Missile Attacks on Syrian Airports

Syria reported that Israeli forces launched coordinated missile attacks on two major airports, namely Damascus and Aleppo, just one day before Iran’s foreign minister was scheduled to arrive.

Airports Suffer Extensive Damage

“Bursts of missiles” struck both airports simultaneously, causing significant damage to their runways and rendering them inoperable.

Social media footage appears to show a cloud of smoke emerging from one of the airports.

Possible Distraction from Israel’s Conflict with Hamas

Syrian military sources claim that these missile strikes were orchestrated by Israel to divert global attention from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Israel’s military has not provided an official statement regarding the attacks.

Iran Accuses Israel of ‘Genocide’

In response, Iran’s foreign minister, Hossein Amirabdollahian, accused Israel of seeking ‘genocide’ through its siege on Gaza.

He highlighted the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza and called it a wider conflict, not just limited to Hamas.

Israel’s Frequent Airstrikes on Syria

Israel has launched numerous airstrikes on Syria, primarily targeting Iran-backed forces, Hezbollah fighters, and Syrian army positions.

Their main objective is to prevent Iran from expanding its influence in the region.

Cross-Border Tensions and Fears of Wider Conflict

Recent tensions escalated as rockets from southern Syria struck Israeli positions, leading to retaliatory artillery and mortar fire from Israel.

This exchange of fire raises concerns about the conflict potentially spreading to involve Lebanon’s Hezbollah.

International Calls for Palestinian Support

The presidents of Iran and Syria have urged Islamic countries to unite in support of the Palestinian cause. Iran’s influence in Syria has grown, with economic ties and business contracts.

Challenges in Gaza

In the Gaza Strip, the power plant’s shutdown due to fuel shortages has led to communication limitations and a scarcity of information.

Egypt is engaging in talks to deliver aid and fuel, but they oppose the exodus of Palestinians from Gaza.

Mounting Casualties in the Conflict

The conflict has claimed more than 2,500 lives on both sides and shows no signs of de-escalation.

The U.S. Secretary of State reaffirmed America’s support for Israel but recognized the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinians beyond Hamas.

Israel’s Military Response and Calls for Peace

Israel has retaliated with extensive airstrikes in Gaza, and there are preparations for a possible ground invasion.

The international community calls for a peaceful resolution, despite resistance from Israel’s government.

Netanyahu’s Comparison of Hamas to ISIS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has drawn a parallel between Hamas and the Islamic State group, asserting that Hamas will face a similar fate.

Ongoing Threats in the Region

Apart from the southern conflict, Israel faces threats from the north, with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Israel has mobilized forces and tanks along the border, following recent clashes.

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