Contents tagged with Israel

  • Turkey and Israel expel each other’s diplomats because of the violence in the Gaza Strip

    Turkey and Israel each expelled the other country’s high-ranking diplomats on Tuesday because of a dispute over the killing of 60 Palestinians by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip during protests against the moving of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

    According to Reuters, the Turkish leadership ordered Israeli ambassadors to leave the country.

    “Turkey was one of the loudest critics of both Israel’s reaction to protests in the Gaza Strip and the moving of the U.S. Embassy. It recalled its …

  • Dozens of Iranian and Syrian soldiers killed during Israeli strike in Syria

    The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in London reports that at least 27 members of armed groups were killed as a result of Israeli missile strikes on sites in Syria during the night of May 10.

    "At least 27 pro-regime [of Bashar al-Assad] fighters were killed: six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The Center earlier reported the deaths of 23 people during the strike, without specifying …

  • Israel explains why Russian-made anti-aircraft system was destroyed during an attack on Syria

    The decision to strike the Syrian Pantsir-S1 anti-air missile system was made after it opened fire on Israeli aircraft, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) told TASS in a press conference.

    “The installation attacked by Israel’s Air Force fired missiles at Israeli aircraft to shoot them down. The IDF will continue to act against anyone who tries to harm the State of Israel and its inhabitants,” the IDF said in its statement.

    As reported by Haaretz on May 10, Israel decided to carry out an …

  • Israel calls on Assad to expel Iranians from Syria

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to "throw out" Iranian soldiers supporting Damascus, reports The Times of Israel.

    “Throw the Iranians, Qassem Soleimani and the Quds forces [General Commanding the Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps] out of your country! They are not acting in your interest, they are only hurting you," Liberman addressed the Syrian leader.

    On the night of May 10th, the Iranian military, operating in Syria, fired …

  • Iran threatens to 'level Tel-Aviv and Haifa to the ground'

    Following the Israeli Air Force attack on Iranian positions in Syria, a member of the Iranian Council of Experts, Ahmad Khatami stated after the Friday prayer that Iran will destroy the largest city in Israel - Tel Aviv and Haifa.

    According to him, Iran can "level these cities to the ground" even without nuclear weapons, only thanks to the power of Iran’s missiles.

    "We do not talk about a nuclear bomb, but on the contrary, our policy is a deterrent policy, every day Iran's missile power is …

  • Netanyahu: Israel’s actions in Syria are not directed against Assad’s army

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Syrian government troops were not originally the target of the Israeli Air Force, but were under attack because they opened fire on Israeli military aircraft.

    According to him, Tel Aviv sent a “clear message” to Damascus in advance, demanding that it not interfere with the Israeli Air Force’s attacks on Iranian military facilities in Syria.

    “Our actions are directed against Iranian targets in Syria, but if the Syrian army attacks us, we will …

  • Iran launches missile attack on Israel from Syrian territory, Israel retaliates

    The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that Iranian forces in Syria fired missiles at the positions of Israeli troops in the Golan Heights.

    According to the IDF press service, around midnight, about 20 missiles were fired at positions on the Golan Heights by Iranian Quds Force.

    A representative of the army added that some missiles were intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system.

    He noted that as of yet there is no information about losses or damage as a result of one of the most …

  • Netanyahu: Russia does not intend to interfere with Israel's actions in Syria

    After the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place on May 9 in Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had no reason to worry that Russia would interfere with Israel's actions in Syria. As reported on the Kremlin website, during a meeting with Netanyahu, Putin intended to talk   about bilateral relations between Israel and Russia, as well as problems in the region. "The situation, unfortunately, is very acute. I want to express the hope that we will not …

  • Israeli Army holds a special draft call for reservists

    The Israeli Defense Forces or IDF launched a special draft call on Tuesday for reservists in accordance with specific needs after President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran, TASS reports, citing a spokesman for the IDF.

    "We’re holding a special call up [of reservists] in accordance with specific needs," the spokesman said to the news agency.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Israel put the troops on the northern border on a state of high alert, deployed air …

  • Israel puts troops in state of high alert

    Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has ordered local authorities to prepare bomb shelters. This was after the military noted “irregular activity of Iranian forces in Syria,” the Jerusalem Post reported a military spokesman as saying.

    Additionally, the Israeli military was put on high alert and deployed air defense forces in the northern part of the country, the newspaper reported.

    “The IDF is prepared for various scenarios and warns that any aggression against Israel will be met with a severe …