Israel’s Frequent Attacks on Syria Go Unnoticed by UNSC

The Israeli Air Force has carried out more than a thousand airstrikes on Syrian targets over the past five years, the Jerusalem Post reported.

“Under the command of outgoing IAF Commander, Major General Amikam Norkin, the IAF over the past five years has struck 1,200 targets with over 5,500 munitions during 408 missions,” the paper said on Wednesday.

According to the paper, in 2021 alone, dozens of aerial operations were carried out, with 586 munitions used against 174 targets; in addition, 239 anti-aircraft missiles fired toward Israeli jets during operations, most of them having missed their targets.

The attacks came in flagrant violation of the sovereignty of the state and international laws and conventions.

However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has failed to condemn the repeated Israeli missile strikes in Syria, raising questions over its obligations to maintain peace and security around the globe.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry urged the UNSC to condemn the repeated Israeli missile strikes in Syria, particularly the latest one that killed three soldiers after midnight Friday.

In a statement, the ministry said the UN should shoulder its responsibility in condemning the attacks and exert pressure on Israel to abide by The Agreement on Disengagement, reached in Geneva in 1947 which stipulates in its first paragraph a cease-fire on land, sea, and air between Syria and Israel.

Along the same line, we call upon the UNSC to abide by its obligations in maintaining peace and security in the region and the world, in light of the escalated Israeli aggression and threats.

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