Tag: Israel

Israel moving ahead with 1,000 housing unit’s settlement plan

Israel moving ahead with 1,000 housing unit’s settlement plan

June 14, AP – JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military spokesman Maj. Guy Inbar said plans were advanced in the past two weeks to construct homes in the settlements of Itamar and Bruchin. More than 1,000 housing units are slated to be built and nearly 200 existing homes are expected to be granted official approval there. […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

Suicide Bombers attack on Syrian capital, killed at least 14 people

June 11, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The blasts — which occurred in central Marjeh Square near the Interior Ministry — were the first such attacks to target President Bashar Assad’s seat of power since the regime chased rebels from the strategic town of Qusair nearly a week ago. Two suicide bombers targeted a police station […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah capture central villages from rebels

BEIRUT (AP) — Following Wednesday’s capture of Qusair, President Bashar Assad’s forces appear to have directed their efforts toward driving rebels from the country’s densely populated heartland, including the cities of Homs and Aleppo. Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters pressed on with their offensive Friday in the country’s opposition heartland, taking two small villages […]

June 7, 2013 | By More
Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

June 6, AP VIENNA (AP) — Chancellor Werner Fayman and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger say in a statement that “the development … has shown that further waiting can no longer be justified.” Rebels briefly overran a border position near the destroyed city of Kuneitra early Thursday before Syrian government troops retook it. The peacekeepers receive […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

June 6, AP – Syrian rebels fighting troops loyal to the regime of President Bashar Al Assad have taken over the Quneitra crossing on Israel-Syria ceasefire line in the Golan Heights, army radio reported on Thursday, quoting military officials. Associated pres journalist for human rights observers – Khizer hayat reports from the region.

June 6, 2013 | By More
Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

May 31, AP – Speaking in an interview broadcast on Thursday, Assad said he had informed other countries he was prepared to strike back against an Israeli attack. Israel carried out airstrikes near Damascus last month, reportedly targeting shipments of weapons allegedly destined for Hezbollah. Syria did not respond at the time. Syria’s President Bashar […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
European Union: Syria diplomacy a priority, despite EU arms vote

European Union: Syria diplomacy a priority, despite EU arms vote

May 29. BEIRUT (AP) — The European Union decision, coupled with a Russia’s renewed pledge to supply Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime with advanced missiles, could transform an already brutal civil war into an East-West proxy fight. Israel, meanwhile, threatened to strike such air defense missiles systems if delivered to Syria, portraying them as a […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel has been pressing Moscow not to go through with a promised delivery of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Damascus. Israel fears the missiles could slip into the hands of hostile groups like Hezbollah. Israel’s defense minister is signaling that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria. […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

May 25, AP – Beirut: “I say to all the honourable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from Lebanon. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Israeli military chief warns Bashar Al-Assad

Israeli military chief warns Bashar Al-Assad

May 21, JERUSALEM (AP) — Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz issued his threat hours after an Israeli jeep came under fire during a patrol in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Syria claimed it destroyed an Israeli vehicle that crossed the cease-fire line in the Golan Heights overnight. The Israeli military said the vehicle suffered light damage. It […]

May 21, 2013 | By More