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Israel ‘will bring down Assad’ if he retaliates for future airstrikes

Posted By admin On May 15, 2013 @ 4:30 pm In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Times of Israel [1]
May 15, 2013

Israel has warned Damascus that if President Assad chooses to hit back at Israel for any further Israeli military strikes, Israel will bring down his regime.

An Israeli official confirmed Wednesday night that a dramatic and unprecedented message to this effect had been conveyed to Damascus, Channel 2 news reported.

The report said that Israel’s position to this effect also came up during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s emergency meeting in Russia on Tuesday with President Vladimir Putin [2], during which Netanyahu also told Putin of Israel’s profound opposition to Russia’s sale of sophisticated S-300 missile defense batteries to Assad.

The warning came hours after mortar shells hit the Mount Hermon area [3] for the first time in the two-year Syrian civil war, and as Arabic newspapers reported talk of Hezbollah opening “a new front” [4] against Israel on the Golan Heights.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Times of Israel: http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-will-bring-down-assad-if-he-retaliates-for-future-airstrikes/

[2] Netanyahu’s emergency meeting in Russia on Tuesday with President Vladimir Putin: http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-chat-with-netanyahu-putin-urges-restraint-on-syria/

[3] mortar shells hit the Mount Hermon area: http://www.timesofisrael.com/for-first-time-since-syrian-uprising-2-mortars-hit-mt-hermon/

[4] Hezbollah opening “a new front”: http://www.timesofisrael.com/hezbollah-to-open-front-against-israel-in-golan-heights/

[5] Report: Assad “to declare war” on Israel following fresh airstrikes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-assad-to-declare-war-on-israel-following-fresh-airstrikes.html

[6] Assad may hit back at Israel for US strike, trusting Obama to tie Israel’s hands against major reprisal: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-may-hit-back-at-israel-for-us-strike-trusting-obama-to-tie-israels-hands-against-major-reprisal.html

[7] ‘Secret deal with Israel’: UK newspaper claims Russia cancels alleged S-300 sales to Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/secret-deal-with-israel-uk-newspaper-claims-russia-cancels-alleged-s-300-sales-to-syria.html

[8] Western officials fear retaliation for airstrikes in Syria attributed to Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/western-officials-fear-retaliation-for-airstrikes-in-syria-attributed-to-israel.html

[9] Assad set on arms transfers to Lebanon. Israel responds with no-fly zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-set-on-arms-transfers-to-lebanon-israel-responds-with-no-fly-zone.html

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