There were lots of conflicting reports today about Israel and Syria after initial news of sirens, explosion and missile attack.
So what really happened?
Early Thursday, a missile was fired into Israel from Syria, according to the Israeli military, which responded by striking targets in Syria, report Reuters and AP. According to Israeli military, the missile landed in Israel’s Negev region.
The Israeli military did not comment on whether the missile struck anything.
BREAKING: A surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria to Israel’s southern Negev.
In response, we struck the battery from which the missile was launched and additional surface-to-air batteries in Syria.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) April 22, 2021
There were reports of air raid sirens sounding earlier in Dimona, the Negev town where Israel’s secret nuclear reactor is located, indicating a possible incoming attack.
However, Israeli military said that Syrian missile attack was “not even close” to striking the Dimona nuclear facility.
In response of Syria’s missile attack, fighter jets of Israel targeted areas in the Damascus suburbs, the Syrian News Agency reported.
“Air defenses intercepted the rockets and downed most of them,” the agency said.
The reports came as tensions between Israel and its arch-enemy Iran were at an all-time high.
Here’s how Insider Paper reported the event on Twitter.
- RED ALERT: ROCKET SIRENS BLARE IN ISRAEL
- BIG EXPLOSION HEARD IN ISRAEL
- ISRAEL IS NOW BOMBING SYRIA
- ISRAELI MILITARY TO RELEASE STATEMENT AFTER EXPLOSION AND ROCKET ATTACK REPORTS NEAR DIMONA NUCLEAR FACILITY – ISRAEL’S CHANNEL 13
UPDATE: Israel military says it's retaliating by attacking missile batteries in Syria. VIDEO:pic.twitter.com/HTrACzV0PV
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 22, 2021
- Syrian missile attack was “not even close” to striking the Dimona nuclear facility – Israeli military