The outlaw regime in Occupied Palestine (aka zionist Israel) carried out another war-crime against earthquake-ravaged Syria.
In the early hours of Sunday February 19, Israel fired several missiles at residential areas of Damascus.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned the attack calling it a war crime.
It said that Israel’s unprovoked aggression killed at least five people, injured 19 others and caused heavy damage to several residential buildings. Later, the death toll was revised upwards to 15, including two women.
Israeli missiles hit a number of residential buildings mostly in the Kafr Sousa neighborhood in central Damascus.
Syrian air defenses intercepted most of the missiles but some got through hitting residential buildings.
The well-informed Lebanese media outlet, al-Mayadeennews agency said that the Israeli strike also targeted areas in the Damascus countryside, including Tal al-Masih near the city of Shahba, north of al-Suwayda in southwestern Syria.
Such zionist strikes against Syria have become all too frequent without evoking any condemnation from the western regimes.
One can imagine the outcry if Syria had fired missiles at Tel Aviv and killed five Israelis.
It can be stated quite categorically that had such an attack occurred, western officials starting with the US president would have condemned it in the strongest terms.
Further, the US would probably have launched air strikes against Syria killing hundreds of civilians to ‘punish’ it for violating international law.
Why the deafening silence against repeated Israeli crimes against Syria?
Further, zionist Israel violates Lebanese air space when carrying out such attacks.
Has state sovereignty lost all meaning?
Israel’s patron saint and godfather, the US, cushions it from international condemnation.
Thus, Syria’s appeal to the UN Security Council to take note of Israeli crimes will fall on deaf years.
After all, the US-dominated Security Council has taken no note of repeated Israeli crimes against Syria in the past.
Unfortunately, even Russia turns a blind eye to Israeli crimes despite maintaining a military base at Tartus and claiming to be an ally of Syria. Moscow condemned the missile strike but took no action to thwart it.
There is a tacit understanding between Moscow and Tel Aviv whereby the zionists do not strike Russian interests, so it is given a pass for its other crimes.
Iran, Iraq, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hizbullah condemned the latest zionist crime against Syria and said Syria would be completely justified in taking whatever action it deemed necessary.
The Israeli missile strike on the Damascus suburb occurred a day after 53 people were killed in an ambush by the Daesh terrorist group near a central Syrian city.
Observers are of the opinion that there is close coordination between the terrorists and the zionist regime.
This is not surprising since Daesh terrorists are backed and financed by the west, especially the US, several Arabian regimes and Turkey.
Following the devastating earthquake, all international aid sent to Syria has gone to the terrorists.
Nothing has been delivered to people living in government-controlled areas despite suffering the greatest destruction such as in Aleppo and Latakia.
The missile strike of February 19 shows Israeli criminal nature because Syria has not only suffered 11 years of a foreign-imposed war but has also been devasted by a massive earthquake.
This clearly shows Israel’s total disregard for human life.
This outlaw regime must be punished for its horrific crimes.
Only the Resistance Front, that has condemned the Israeli missile strikes in the strongest terms, can administer such punishment.