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In the wake of the past two decades of acrimony between Iran and Israel, it may be hard to imagine that the countries ever had friendly relations. At most, the Israeli government maintained a limited relationship with rebels in the Quneitra area to ensure that the war did not reach the border. The Iran–Israel proxy conflict, or Iran–Israel proxy war, and Iran–Israel Cold War is the ongoing proxy war between Iran and Israel. The conflict is bound in the.
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The target was allegedly S missiles. According to foreign reports the attack targeted a warehouse of advanced S missiles, which were en route from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Estimated targets included a weapons convoy destined for Hezbollah. According to these sources, the strike killed 13 Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters, and left dozens wounded, including four seriously.
The Qualamoun region has been a major transit point for Hezbollah fighters and other logistical equipment to and from Syria. According to official Syrian sources, Kuntar was killed by a "terrorist rocket attack". Unnamed Syrian sources told Lebanese newspaper Elnashra that the strikes targeted the airport's runway and operations command center, while another unnamed source said that the strikes targeted the regime's 4th division operations center at the airport.
According to Al-Masdar field correspondent, the target was an ammunition depot, causing a massive explosion that could be heard from the Syrian capital.
Israel has not reported any pilots or aircraft missing in Syria, or anywhere else in the Middle East following the raids.
Also, neither Syria nor Hezbollah have shown photos or video of downed Israeli aircraft or personnel. According to some sources, the incident was the first time Israeli officials clearly confirmed an Israeli strike on Syrian territory during the Syrian Civil Warthough IDF declined any comment concerning the location of targets.
No casualties were reported. The blast was reportedly felt 15 kilometres 9. Several reports claimed that the Syrians launched a surface-to-air missile against Israeli aircraft but did not hit them. The Russian defense ministry said the Israeli aircraft launched eight missiles at the base from Lebanese airspace, five of which were intercepted by Syrian air defense systems. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor, at least 14 people were killed and more were wounded.
Ina wave of assassinations targeting Iranian nuclear scientists began. The assassinations were widely believed to be the work of MossadIsrael's foreign intelligence service.
According to Iran and global media sources, the methods used to kill the scientists is reminiscent of the way Mossad had previously assassinated targets. The assassinations were alleged to be an attempt to stop Iran's nuclear program, or to ensure that it cannot recover following a strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.
On 12 Octoberan explosion occurred at an IRGC military base near the city of Khorramabadkilling 18 soldiers. Shahriari was killed, while Abbasi was severely wounded.
On 23 JulyDarioush Rezaeinejad was shot dead in eastern Tehran. On 11 JanuaryMostafa Ahmadi Roshan and his driver were killed by a bomb attached to their car from a motorcycle. It is believed that it had been developed by US and Israel to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. Iran denied that any explosion had occurred, but The Times reported damage to the nuclear plant based on satellite images, and quoted Israeli intelligence sources as saying that the blast indeed targeted a nuclear site, and was "no accident".
The Israel Defense Forces reacted by firing four artillery shells at the area from where the launch originated.
It was speculated that the attack was ordered by Iran and Syria as a warning to Israel. Another 12 people were injured, of whom 7 later died in hospital. The blast killed 17 Revolutionary Guard operatives, including General Hassan Moqaddamdescribed as a key figure in Iran's missile program.
Yoram Cohenthe head of Shin Betclaimed that three planned attacks in TurkeyAzerbaijan and Thailand were thwarted at the last minute. In Georgia, a car bomb failed to explode near the embassy and was safely detonated by Georgian police. In India, the car bomb exploded, injuring four people.
Report: New IDF head wanted Assad assassinated
Amongst the wounded was the wife of an Israeli Defense Ministry employee. The cell was uncovered when one of their bombs exploded. Police responded, and the Iranian agent present at the house threw an explosive device at officers that tore his legs off, and was subsequently taken into custody.
A second suspect was arrested as he tried to catch a flight out of the country, and the third escaped to Malaysiawhere he was arrested by Malaysian Federal Police. It is said Kazmi was an Indian citizen who worked for an Iranian publication. Among the information released was a claim that Israeli commandos, in collaboration with Kurdish fighters, destroyed several underground Iranian facilities used for nuclear and defense research projects.
Iranian officials suspected Mossad or CIA were responsible. Both targeted long-ranged weapons sent from Iran to Hezbollah. It targeted Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles near the city of Latakia, and killed several Syrian troops. Later, an Iranian website said the blasts occurred at a privately owned chemical factory.
The incidents are considered a spillover of the Quneitra Governorate clashes since and later incidents between Iran-supported Syrian Arab Army and the rebels, ongoing on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan and the Golan Neutral Zone and the Hezbollah. Since the onset of the Syrian War, the Israeli military is reportedly preparing itself for potential threats should there be a power vacuum in Syria. Bergel belongs to the anti-Zionist Neturei Kartaan ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect which is vehemently opposed to the State of Israel's existence.
Israel stated Iran was using the vessel to smuggle dozens of long-range rockets to Gaza, including Syrian-manufactured M rockets. The operation, named Full Disclosure and carried out by Shayetet 13 special forces, took place in the Red Sea, 1, kilometers away from Israel and some kilometers from Port Sudan.
Los Angeles Times reported that the city might be home to a secret nuclear facility. Israeli military did not comment on the reports. Israel responded with artillery fire toward two Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon.
On 8 Decemberduring a summit of Muslim nations in Islam's holy city of MeccaAhmadinejad told Iran's Arabic channel Al-Alam a complicated story on the Holocaust and the establishment of Israel. Since then, the Iranian president has made statements pertaining to these topics. If Israel is a synonym and will give the indication of Zionism mentality, no. But if you are going to conclude that we have said the people there have to be removed or we [said] they have to be massacred or so, this is fabricated, unfortunate selective approach to what the mentality and policy of Islamic Republic of Iran is.
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We view the American nation as one with the greatest nations of the world. President Ahmadinejad, however, defended Mashaei and spoke in his favor. At a news conference, he said, "The Iranian nation never recognized Israel and will never ever recognize it. But we feel pity for those who have been deceived or smuggled into Israel to be oppressed citizens in Israel.
During a Friday sermon in Tehran, he stated, "It is incorrect, irrational, pointless and nonsensical to say that we are friends with the Israeli people This is the position of our regime, our revolution and our people.