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Repeated ‘israeli’ acts of aggression on Syria won’t help to protect terrorists: Damascus

The Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has censured the Israeli regime over its repeated attacks on the Arab country, saying such acts of aggression will not help to protect the terrorist groups, which are wreaking havoc on the nation with the support of Tel Aviv and its allies.

The ministry, in two identical letters addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and rotating President of the Security Council Barbara Woodward, said Israeli forces launched a barrage of missiles at 01:18 local time on Monday from the direction of the occupied side of Syria’s Golan Height and al-Khalil (Hebron) in the occupied West Bank on some targets near the Syrian capital, Damascus.

The attacks, the letters added, fall within the framework of the Tel Aviv regime’s systematic policy of state terrorism and continuous support for terrorist groups in Syria, and are in flagrant violation of Security Council Resolution 350 (1974) and the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria.

The Syrian ministry further highlighted that the Israeli missile attack came at a time when Syrians were marking the 39th anniversary of the national strike of February 14, 1982, to express their rejection of Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights, which the regime has occupied since 1967.

The letters noted that the Golan Heights are incontestably an integral part of Syria, and they will return to the Damascus government’s sovereignty sooner or later.

The ministry then warned Israel against the dangerous repercussions of its repeated acts of aggression on Syrian territory under false pretexts, and as part of the regime’s support for the terror groups as well as its occupation of Arab lands, including the Syrian Golan Heights.

It called on the Security council to assume its responsibility to condemn flagrant Israeli acts of aggression and hold the regime to account for its crimes, which violate the international law and the UN Security Council resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 350 (1974) and 497 (1981).

Israel frequently targets military positions inside war-ravaged Syria, especially those of the Hezbollah resistance movement that has helped the Syrian army in its fight against foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists.

The Tel Aviv regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories, which many view as knee-jerk reaction to Syrian government’s increasing success in confronting terrorism in the country.

Israel has been a staunch supporter of the terrorist groups that have violently opposed the government of President Bashar al-Assad since foreign-backed militancy gripped the Arab country back in March 2011.

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