Nov 12, 2012
A report in a Syrian newspaper indicated a possible attempt by the regime in Damascus to downplay the fact that Israel fired a missile towards the country for the first time since 1973.
Al-Watan, a paper associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government, released a series of testimonies made by residents of the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, who claim that they never heard a missile exploding at a post belonging to the Syrian security forces. Several mortar shells were fired from the post on an IDF base days after a mortar hit the Israeli town of Alonei HaBashan.
The report briefly mentioned that a missile “was said to have been fired” as a warning.
The newspaper further featured a caricature of an Israeli soldier saying: “We reserve the right to retaliate at the appropriate time and place.” A caption mentioned mortar shells hitting “areas in the occupied Golan.”
This article was posted: Monday, November 12, 2012 at 10:47 am