Israeli air strikes target Syria after Golan death

  • Published: June 23, 2014
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Israel claims to have launched airstrikes on military targets in Syria.

The army said it had attacked nine targets in response to the killing of a 15-year-old boy during a hit on the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday at the border between the two countries.

Two others, including the boy's father, an Israeli defense subcontractor, were wounded after the explosion of their vehicle.

Israel has called the death of this boy the most important incident in the Golan since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

It is unclear whether Syrian rebels or government forces were behind this incident.
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"Everyone loved him"

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, spokesman for the Israeli army, told the Associated Press news agency that the Syrian attack was "clearly intentional", but it was difficult to determine if the Explosion in the area of ​​Tel Hazeka, near the crossing point of Quneitra, resulted from mortar fire, a bomb or a roadside bombing.

He described this act as "an act of unprovoked aggression against Israel and direct continuation of recent attacks in the region".

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The Israeli army said its airstrikes targeted Syrian army positions, including an army headquarters, and that "direct fire was confirmed."

The teenager, an Arab Israeli, was named Mohammed Qaraqara.

"He was an excellent student, everyone loved him," his cousin Salah Qaraqara told Reuters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Our enemies do not differentiate between Jews and non-Jews, adults and children."

The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau of southwestern Syria, was seized by Israel from Syria in the …

Israeli air strikes target Syria after Golan death

  • Published: June 23, 2014
  • Views: 173

Israel claims to have launched airstrikes on military targets in Syria.

The army said it had attacked nine targets in response to the killing of a 15-year-old boy during a hit on the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday at the border between the two countries.

Two others, including the boy's father, an Israeli defense subcontractor, were wounded after the explosion of their vehicle.

Israel has called the death of this boy the most important incident in the Golan since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in 2011.

It is unclear whether Syrian rebels or government forces were behind this incident.
—-
"Everyone loved him"

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, spokesman for the Israeli army, told the Associated Press news agency that the Syrian attack was "clearly intentional", but it was difficult to determine if the Explosion in the area of ​​Tel Hazeka, near the crossing point of Quneitra, resulted from mortar fire, a bomb or a roadside bombing.

He described this act as "an act of unprovoked aggression against Israel and direct continuation of recent attacks in the region".

Map
The Israeli army said its airstrikes targeted Syrian army positions, including an army headquarters, and that "direct fire was confirmed."

The teenager, an Arab Israeli, was named Mohammed Qaraqara.

"He was an excellent student, everyone loved him," his cousin Salah Qaraqara told Reuters.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Our enemies do not differentiate between Jews and non-Jews, adults and children."

The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau of southwestern Syria, was seized by Israel from Syria in the …