Comment by the Information and Press Department on Israeli strikes against Syria
On the evening of August 3, the Israeli Air Force carried out strikes on Syrian military positions under the pretext of an alleged attempt, earlier that day, by unidentified persons to plant explosive devices near the dividing line in the occupied Golan Heights. Needless to say, the Israelis blamed Syria for the incident. According to recent reports, the air attack struck Syrian observation posts, anti-aircraft guns, live monitoring and recording systems and command posts of the Syrian Army.
We resolutely condemn these actions and express serious concern over yet another aggravation of relations between Israel and Syria. We warn Israel’s leaders against a repetition of steps that are fraught with dangerous consequences for the entire Middle East. We support Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and urge both sides to display restraint and prevent a further escalation of tensions.