'Iranian forces last night fired 20 rockets from Syria at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said, marking the first time Iran has directly attacked Israel.
Israel said the Iranian rockets were either shot down by its Iron Dome air defence system or fell short of the Golan targets, claiming the Quds Force, an external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, carried out the launch.
In retaliation, Israel launched dozens of missiles on Iranian positions in Syria, which hit a radar station, air defence positions and an ammunition dump, Syrian state media said.
The exchange of fire came less than a day after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Iran atomic agreement which lifts sanctions on Tehran in exchange for a halt on its nuclear program.
An IDF spokesperson said Iran's Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though would reveal how Israel determined the Iranian involvement.
If Israeli claims are true, it would be the first time Iranian troops have directly attacked Israel rather than using proxies such as Islamist militant group Hezbollah.'
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Posted 8th May on Davidicke.com - False Flag Coming? - Israeli military on' high alert', bomb shelters ready on Golan Heights over Iran activity in Syria
Israel's military is on high alert after allegedly spotting irregular Iranian military movement in Syria, with bomb shelters in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights being readied in anticipation of an Iranian attack.
Israel has deployed its defense systems and Israeli forces "are on high alert for an attack,” according to a military statement obtained by Reuters. The Israeli government has also reportedly instructed local authorities in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to “unlock and ready (bomb) shelters.”
Israeli military tells Israeli civilians on the Golan Heights to ready their bomb shelters after the military picked up "irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria". Warning issued minutes before Trump's speech due to start. pic.twitter.com/sI4ywpNJHH
— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) May 8, 2018
The preparations come just as President Donald Trump announced sweeping sanctions against Iran, as well as the United States' withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.
On Sunday, Israeli media reported that the Israeli military and intelligence services had identified preparations being made by Iranian forces, including Hezbollah and local Shiite militias, for an attack against Israeli military targets in the north.'
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Flashback June 2017 - Israel's Fire Support For Its Al-Qaeda Mercenaries Started Three Years Ago
Al-Qaeda attacked a Syrian Arab Army position in Madinat al-Baath (map) next to the Israel occupied Golan heights. Al-Qaeda requested Israeli fire-support by launching some mortars towards empty space in the Israel occupied area. The Israeli Defense Force accepted the request and destroyed two Syrian Arab Army tanks. Two Syrian soldiers were killed. The SAA held steady and the al-Qaeda attack on its position failed.
This was very easy to predict. Israel has supported al-Qaeda in the area since at least 2014. The al-Qaeda fire-request-by-mortar scheme has been in place for at least three years. In October 2014 the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which back then still covered the area, reported to the UN Security Council:
On 23 June , Israel targeted nine Syrian army positions with tank fire and air strikes after mortar fire from the Syrian side the previous day killed an Israeli civilian. Israel’s assessment is that most of these incidents are due to errant fire resulting from fighting in Syria. Israel said that armed opposition groups were probably responsible but that its forces fired on Syrian military positions to stress that Syria was responsible for security on its side of the ceasefire line.
The UN observers mentioned the "black flags" the "rebels" were using. The "rebels" in that area are al-Qaeda forces. This "fire support request by mortar" scheme has been repeated again and again. The Israeli argument is an insult to logic: "The Syrian army is responsible for keeping al-Qaeda out of the area so we respond to "errant" al-Qaeda fire by destroying the Syrian army."
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