Dec 02, 2023 17:54 UTC
  •  Syria: Fresh Israeli aggression an attempt to obscure failure in Gaza

Syria has condemned in the strongest terms Israel’s overnight airstrikes on several points on the outskirts of the capital Damascus.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said by attacking the Syrian territory Israel has displayed a desperate attempt to cover up its abject failures in the Gaza Strip.

“The Zionist entity committed a new act of aggression against Syria this morning in the hope that it can mask failure to achieve any of its declared objectives in the Palestinian enclave, resist facing realities and spark off a regional crisis,” the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

It added, “Israel does not really understand that massacre of Palestinian children and deprivation of Palestinians of water, food and medicine will only cement the nation’s resilience in the Gaza Strip and across the West Bank.”

The Syrian Foreign Ministry went on to describe Israel’s continued occupation of Palestinian territories as the main reason behind the ongoing Gaza conflict, stressing that certain Western governments are complicit in Israel’s genocidal war and provide the regime’s authorities with impunity.

“The United States and Western governments have given Zionists the green light to continue killing and aggression against Palestinian people,” the statement noted.

“It is high time we stopped Israeli massacre of Palestinians and frenzied attacks on Syria and southern Lebanon, before the war being waged by Zionists and their allies in the Gaza Strip spills over and spreads to new regions,” the ministry highlighted.

Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), citing an unnamed military official, said the Israeli strikes took place at around 1:34 a.m. local time on Saturday (2235 GMT Friday), and the missiles came from the direction of the occupied Golan Heights.

The projectiles struck some targets in the vicinity of Damascus, and that Syrian air defenses shot most of them down, the report added.

The strikes resulted in only “material losses,” SANA noted.

The upsurge in Israel's attacks against Syria comes following the Tel Aviv regime's bloody onslaught against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.