• Israeli air strikes target Syria after teen killed and 3 injured in Golan attack
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[quote][img]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/75732000/jpg/_75732526_f0afe75d-309d-49f1-8112-0f0a37de09c8.jpg[/img] [i]Israel said it attacked nine Syrian targets and direct hits were confirmed[/i] [b]Israel says it has carried out air strikes on military targets in Syria.[/b] The military said it had attacked nine targets in response to the killing of a 15-year-old boy in a strike in the occupied Golan Heights on the border between the two countries on Sunday. Two others, including the boy's father, an Israeli defence contractor, were injured when a blast hit their vehicle. Israel called the boy's death the most substantial incident in the Golan since start of the Syrian conflict in 2011. It is unclear whether Syrian rebels or government forces were behind the incident. [b]'Everyone loved him'[/b] Israeli military spokesman, Lt Col Peter Lerner, told the Associated Press news agency the attack from Syria was "clearly intentional" but it was unclear whether the blast in the area of Tel Hazeka near the Quneitra crossing was the result of mortar fire, a roadside bomb or shelling. He described it as "an unprovoked act of aggression against Israel and a direct continuation to recent attacks that occurred in the area". The Israeli military said its air strikes targeted Syrian army positions, including a military headquarters, in response and that "direct hits were confirmed". The teenager, an Arab Israeli, has been named as Mohammed Qaraqara. "He was an excellent student, everyone loved him," his cousin Salah Qaraqara told Reuters. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: "Our enemies don't differentiate between Jews and non-Jews, adults and children." The Golan Heights, a rocky plateau in south-western Syria, was seized by Israel from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 Middle East War. The two countries remain technically in a state of war, and UN observers are deployed to monitor a 70km-long (45-mile) demilitarised zone. Firing linked to the Syrian conflict occasionally reaches the Israeli side of the border fence - some unintentional, some said to be deliberate. [img]http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/75732000/jpg/_75732282_93cdf979-5c79-43f5-b647-18231a8f889e.jpg[/img] [i]The Golan Heights were taken by Israel from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War[/i] In March, Israel conducted air strikes against several Syrian military targets after a bombing that injured four of its soldiers in the Golan Heights. Israel had accused the Syrian army of "aiding and abetting" the attack on a patrol near the ceasefire line. Syria said one of its soldiers was killed in the Israeli military response. Some of Israeli's recent air strikes are believed to have prevented the transfer of stockpiles of rockets from the Syrian government to Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement that supports President Bashar al-Assad.[/quote] [url]http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27970274[/url]
*nuke implication*
israel pls go
You missed ISIS [I]by just a smidge[/I].
I used to really hate Israel. Now I don't like Israel but I hate most of the countries surrounding them. Still, it's interesting Israel conducts revenge attacks for Israeli Muslims too. I always figured it was just for Israeli Jews.
[QUOTE]The Golan Heights were taken by Israel from Syria in the 1967 Middle East War [/QUOTE] [QUOTE]1967 Middle East War[/QUOTE] The BBC has invented a new name for the Six-Day War :v:
[QUOTE=download;45190855]I used to really hate Israel. Now I don't like Israel but I hate most of the countries surrounding them. Still, it's interesting Israel conducts revenge attacks for Israeli Muslims too. I always figured it was just for Israeli Jews.[/QUOTE] Israel treats all its citizens more or less well, regardless of being Arab or Jewish, but it's when they're Arab and don't have citizenship, like in the occupied territories, that they're poor with.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;45191419]Israel treats all its citizens more or less well, regardless of being Arab or Jewish, but it's when they're Arab and don't have citizenship, like in the occupied territories, that they're poor with.[/QUOTE] Probably better than living under the theocracies and dictatorships of other Middle Eastern countries though.
[QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;45191419]Israel treats all its citizens more or less well, regardless of being Arab or Jewish, but it's when they're Arab and don't have citizenship, like in the occupied territories, that they're poor with.[/QUOTE] Israeli Arabs are not treated equally, what made you think they were?
[QUOTE=Crhem van der B;45190882]The BBC has invented a new name for the Six-Day War :v:[/QUOTE] The One-hundred and Forty Hour War
[QUOTE=SexualShark;45191486]The One-hundred and Forty Hour War[/QUOTE] 518400 second war
[QUOTE=Zambies!;45191555]518400 second war[/QUOTE] 518400000 milisecond war
[QUOTE=Gentry;45191477]Israeli Arabs are not treated equally, what made you think they were?[/QUOTE] According to Wikipedia, it's a crime to make racial remarks or incite racial hatred in Israel.
[QUOTE=Crhem van der B;45190882]The BBC has invented a new name for the Six-Day War :v:[/QUOTE] It has a valid reason to; Six-Day War is the term used in the western world. [editline]23rd June 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=Emperor Scorpious II;45191419]Israel treats all its citizens more or less well, regardless of being Arab or Jewish[/QUOTE] De jure, not de facto
golan pls
[QUOTE=Gentry;45191477]Israeli Arabs are not treated equally, what made you think they were?[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Glorbo;45191747] De jure, not de facto[/QUOTE] Thus why I said, "more or less". As in it's not absolute.
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