Iron Dome intercepts ground-to-ground missiles in northern Israel following repelled attack in Syria
BREAKING: The IDF activated the Iron Dome anti-air missile battery against at least two missiles incoming from Syria towards the Mount Hermon area in northern Israel. No damage or injuries reported in Israel.
“A short while ago, a rocket was fired at the northern Golan Heights and was intercepted by the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
The missiles fired at the northern Golan Heights from Syria were ground-to-ground missiles and not anti-aircraft missiles.
The fact that the missiles weren’t anti-airplane missiles shows it was an intentional strike by Syria or Iran in response to the attack attributed to Israel.
According to Arab reports, Israeli fighter jets targeted Iranian and Hezbollah bases and weapons storages in Al-Kisya area and Damascus International Airport.
This comes amid reports that Rusia warned Israel not to target Damascus airport.
Russia’s National Defense Control Centre said the attack was carried out by four Israeli jets and targeted an airport in southeastern Damascus, RIA news agency reported. There were no victims and the airport was undamaged in the attack, RIA cited the center as saying.
Following the attack, an Iranian “passenger” plane which was expected to land at Damascus International Airport, decided to cancel the landing and flew back to Tehran.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who currently on a visit to Chad, said in a statement: “We have a defined policy: to harm Iranian entrenchment in Syria and to harm anyone who tries to harm us.”
Netanyahu confirmed last week in a rare admission that the Israel Air Force struck Iranian targets in Syria last weekend, following Syrian reports of successful interceptions over Damascus.
Netanyahu said that the IAF has hit “hundreds” of targets belonging to Iran and its proxy Hezbollah in Syria.