Israel bans all civilian flights over the Golan amid escalating tensions
BREAKING: Israel banned all civilian flights over the Golan Heights for the next 24 hours. Tomorrow there will be another security assessment.
The decision comes amid the possibility of retaliation from Syria following a wide-scale strike on Iranian terror targets in which Israel wiped out all Syrian air defense capabilities and eliminated at least 11 Iranian and pro-Assad militias.
Israeli military correspondents said that the Israeli strikes in Syria last night were a clear message to Iran that Israel is not Saudi Arabia, and will respond heavily to any direct or indirect attack on Israeli territory.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 7 out of 11 killed in the strikes were “foreign nationals” and are believed to be Iranians.
Earlier, IDF spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Avichay Adraee said Israeli fighter jets had hit multiple targets belonging to the Iranian Quds Force – the overseas arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards terror group – and the Assad army, including surface-to-air missiles, weapons warehouses and military bases.