Sunday, November 11, 2012

Israel Fires 'Warning Shots' Into Syria

Israel says its forces have fired "warning shots" into Syria after stray mortar fire from fighting in the civil war-hit nation struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

It was the first time Israel has been drawn into the fighting in the neighbouring country, and was the first Israeli fire directed at the Syrian military since the 1973 war.

The Israeli army said: "A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an IDF (Israeli Defence Force) post in the Golan Heights adjacent to the Israel-Syria border, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria.

"In response, IDF soldiers fired warning shots towards Syrian areas."

Another report said the Israeli military had fired a missile into Syria.

Propaganda alert:
You will notice that almost every Israeli / Western article says these are "the first shots fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur war. In fact, the last shots were in 2008, when Israeli bombed Syrian nuclear facilities in "Operation Orchard". Facts conveniently left out to make out like Israel isn't a country that arbitrarily bombs its neighbours, and merely "defending itself".