Israel Attacked from the North, South on Same Day

Israel is threatened from every direction. The warzones in Syria and Egypt are not that far away from Israel. Educational sign post showing distance between major locations in the Middle East. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

In the span of one evening, a tank shell fired from Syria hit Israeli territory in the north and four rockets were launched by terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula at Israel’s south. It was an unusually tumultuous day that thankfully had no Israeli injuries reported, according to IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Peter Lerner’s Twitter feed. Three of the rockets were intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system, while a fourth landed in an open area, Lerner tweeted. Still, the rockets were close enough to trigger the missile warning sirens in the area of Israel’s southern coastal city of Eilat, the main metropolis at the very south of Israel.

Earlier that evening, to the north, Israel responded to the tank shot by targeting “a post belonging to the Syrian regime in the northern Syrian Golan Heights,” reported the IDF Spokesperson’s Twitter Feed. Israel is surrounded by conflicts, with a major civil war taking place in Syria that has resulted in a number of incidents of cross-border problems with generic viagra fire. And in the Sinai, various terrorists groups—with some of the extremists attacking Israel—have been battling Egyptian security forces for years.

The day prior, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlighted Israel’s role in keeping terrorist forces at bay, in comments to Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel released by his office.

The Israeli leader noted that terrorism “emanates, we should say so unequivocally, from radical Islam that brings tremendous misery to our region and proceeds elsewhere with unrestricted violence. Israel has been at the forefront of the countries that fight militant Islam.”

Netanyahu noted that they share their counterterrorism intelligence, but do more than just assist the West—they are critical to keeping the evil forces at bay.

“It’s important to recognize that Israel is the strongest force in the Middle East that prevents the collapse of the Western part of the Middle East,” said Netanyahu. “If that were to happen, we would have untold misery to many, many more millions of residents of the Middle East and a great increase flow to Europe. Israel prevents that. In many ways it is the most powerful force, among others, that prevents this tragedy from increasing.”

(By Joshua Spurlock,, February 8, 2017)

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