New attack on Syria blamed on Israel

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An attack on the Syrian-Lebanese border blamed on Israel was the work of Syrian rebels, Israeli media reported citing unnamed Israeli defense sources.

The early Monday attack, which mimicked a Saturday night attack alleged to have been carried out by Israel, was blamed on Israel in Arab media reports on Monday morning, including by Al-Jazeera.

The second attack came several hours after four terrorists placing a bomb on Israel’s border with Syria in the Golan Heights were killed in an Israel Air Force strike.

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Arab media had reported over the weekend that Israel was responsible for an attack on Syrian territory, reported to be a convoy of long-range missiles in Syria that were intended for Hezbollah in northern Lebanon.

The IDF Spokespersons Unit has neither confirmed nor denied any of the reports, saying it does not comment on foreign media reports.

Syria is in the midst of a more than four-year civil between armed rebels and government forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.