Israel Hits Assad In Retaliation for Striking Israeli Teen
On June 23 Israeli planes and rockets "struck nine targets in Syria...in retaliation for a missile attack from Syria on Sunday that killed an Israeli teenager and wounded his father along the border in the Golan Heights."
An Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman said "Israel fired guided missiles from the ground and rockets from the air that hit sites in Syria."
According to The Washington Post, the Israelis would not say precisely where or what they targeted in Syria, only that doing so was retaliatory.
Israel viewed the "cross border attack from Syria" as "substantial," and responded with "tank fire on Syrian military targets across the border as well."
Former deputy head of Israel's northern command Eyal Ben Reuven said, "This is a very severe event and marks another step in deterioration on the border with Syria."
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