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Monitor: 42 killed in Israeli strikes in Syria this week

14 May 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Iranian rocket attacks and Israel's response in Aachen, western Germany, and called for prudence and de-escalation.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to expel Iranian forces from his country, after Israeli air strikes hit alleged Iranian targets in Syria.

Since its Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has refused to recognize Israel. Trump's move may even have emboldened Netanyahu to strike Iranian targets in Syria.

Israeli officials on Friday admitted responsibility for attacking a military airbase in Syria's Homs province last month that left seven Iranian soldiers dead, Israeli daily Haaretz reported Friday.

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Rouhani did not mention Israel's strikes Thursday against what the Jewish state said were Iranian targets in Syria, or those against the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Netanyahu himself told the accompanying press on Wednesday that his meeting with Putin "carries a special message, in light of what is happening now in Syria, we must ensure continued security coordination ongoing between the Russian army and the IDF". The global community's silence encourages Israel's aggression. The Israelis wasted no time firing back.

Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, who is allied with Hizballah, told the Associated Press in an interview that some 1,000 USA troops that are stationed in northern and eastern Syria to fight the Islamic State extremist group may be in danger. In its initial stages, it would be Israeli air power against the long-range missile forces of Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah.

According to Federica Mogherini, no country can single-handedly destroy the nuclear deal with Iran since it is "not a bilateral agreement, but a heritage of the world".

Iran must tread a delicate line as it seeks to show resolve against Trump and the Israeli strikes without alienating the European partners it needs to salvage something from the nuclear deal.

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A photo released by the Israeli military on May 11, 2018 showing an alleged Iranian logistics site in Syria. If it wants to keep its influence it will de-escalate the rising tensions near the Golan. This strategy has allowed Hezbollah to grow and continue to arm itself and become a tangible threat to the State of Israel.

Danny Danon, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, called for a United Nations condemnation of Iran's "acts of aggression" and for the Security Council to "demand that Iran remove its military presence from Syria". He spoke as thousands of Iranians marched in anti-Israel and anti-US protests nationwide.

At this writing, there has been no further military action from either side since the Thursday morning Israel counterstrike.

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Monitor: 42 killed in Israeli strikes in Syria this week