The Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Transport, Yisrael Katz (see photo), publicly declared that Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Syria in the last 18 months.

Speaking at the anti-terrorist conference at Herzilya on 4 September 2018, the minister affirmed that the Israeli operations targeted principally targets linked to the Iranian Guardians of the Revolution (which therefore includes the Lebanese Hezbollah) but does not disguise the fact that many of these were part of the international war against the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to an Israeli official that accompanied the Minister in the operations, these attacks included the use of more than 800 missiles and mortars. The most recent operation attacking the Syrian territory took place on the same day as the conference (4 September 2018).

What the Israeli minister has not said, which is something Voltaire Net has been able to provide evidence of, is that on the ground, the Israelis coordinate their attacks with jihadist groups and Israeli planes frequently provide air support to these terrorists. Generally, the Israeli planes penetrate Lebanon’s air space from where they shoot their missiles against targets in Syria without penetrating Syrian air space.

While the majority of Western powers and the Arab countries in the Gulf arm and finance the jihadists but abstain putting their national boots on the ground, the United States and Israel have participated directly in the armed conflict. Other countries such as France and the United Kingdom limit their presence in Syria to the use of special forces.

The war in Syria was concocted by the Pentagon under the framework of the 2001 Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy [1].

Although they were all acting under the orders of the United States, each of Washington’s allies went after its own objectives in Syria. The United Kingdom changed the US plan by pursuing the strategy «Arab Spring » of 2005, France applied its strategy of 1921 by using militia against Arab independists and Israel has recourse to the “Yinon Plan” of 1982 [2].

Anoosha Boralessa

[1The US military project for the world”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 22 August 2017.

[2A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties (The "Yinon Plan")”, by Oded Yinon, Translation Israel Shahak, Kivunim (Israel) , Voltaire Network, 1 February 1982. “From the "Yinon Plan" to the "Ya’alon Strategy"”, by Alfredo Jalife-Rahme, La Jornada (Mexico) , Voltaire Network, 24 November 2014.