Syria Complains To UN Over IAF Strikes But Unlikely To Retaliate

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asadIn a message sent by the Syrian Foreign Ministry to the United Nations on Monday 25 Sivan, Damascus accuses Israel of blatant violations of human rights and international law in its recent aerial sorties in that country. The Syrian media reports at least ten Syrian soldiers were killed and dozens injured in the IAF retaliatory attacks, which came following the firing of an anti-tank missile into the Golan Heights. A teenager was killed in that attack while seated in a vehicle and his father and others were wounded.

13-year-old Galil resident Muhammad Karkra was killed in the rocket attack. He was on his first day of summer vacation and decided to accompany his father to work. Dad is contracted by the Defense Ministry for maintenance work on the border fence between Syria and Israel. The youth was seated in his father’s truck when the missile hit. His father is reported in moderated condition in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Others were less seriously injured by shrapnel.

Experts in Israel feel Syria will not retaliate for President Bashar al-Assad is not looking to open another front as his country is entangled in a civil war. Yisrael Hayom reports on Tuesday, 26 Sivan, that is still remain uncertain if the rocket attack was intentional or possibly a rocket misfired by rebel forces.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)