'A moral action by Israel against the slaughter in Syria'

Head of Institute for National Security Studies discusses strike on Syrian army research center. 'The attack sent 3 important messages.'

Tal Polon ,

Amos Yadlin
Amos Yadlin
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IDF reserves General Amos Yadlin, Executive Director of Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies, referred this morning, Thursday, to last night's strike on a Syrian military site which the Syrian army claimed was the work of the Israeli Air Force.

In a series of tweets, Yadlin noted that “The strike reported last night is not routine.”

“It targeted a Syrian military-scientific center for the development and manufacture of, among other things, precision missiles, which will have a significant role in the next round of conflict.”

“The factory that was targeted in Masyaf produces the chemical weapons and barrel bombs that have killed thousands of Syrian civilians,” he continued. “If the attack was conducted by Israel, it would be a commendable and moral action by Israel against the slaughter in Syria.”

Yadlin emphasized that “The attack sent 3 important messages. 1: Israel won't allow for empowerment and production of strategic arms. 2: Israel intends to enforce its redlines, despite the fact that the great powers are ignoring them. 3: The presence of Russian air defense does not prevent airstrikes attributed to Israel.”

“Now it's important to keep the escalation in check and to prepare for a Syrian-Iranian-Hezbollah response, and even opposition from Russia,” he concluded.