Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the rockets, which were targeted at front-line Israeli military positions in the Golan Heights, were all either downed by aerial defense systems or fell short and landed in Syria.
Friday prayers will take place across Iran today for the first time since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal-expect anti-American sentiment to feature prominently in sermons, with marches and flag burning also likely.
"We are in the midst of a protracted battle and our policy is clear: We will not allow Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria", Netanyahu said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran had crossed a "red line" by firing rockets at Israeli forces from Syria, leading to major Israeli airstrikes on Thursday in the neighboring country.
"I call on the Security Council to immediately condemn this attack and demand that Iran remove its military presence from Syria that not only threatens Israel, but the stability of our entire region". It also comes ahead of a series of patriotic holidays in Israel, coinciding with the controversial moving of the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Tension between Israel and Iran are building as the Jewish State ramps up military operations on the border with Syria.
The Guardian said that Trump's announcement that the USA was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal erupted hostilities in the Middle East, and CNBC said that Iran's economy could spiral because of the USA withdrawal from the deal, which would reimpose previous sanctions. Nuriel said that the Israel response came with a "message, "We will not have the Quds Force build up their capabilities; could not let them have Hezbollah number 2 in this area". This could potentially allow Russian Federation frankly to come out as the victor, if both sides are weakened as the result of a conflict, and this is also a typical Kremlin playbook-play everyone else off against the other so that you come out on top".
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Obama argued that Trump's Iran decision "risks losing a deal that accomplishes" what the U.S. is aiming to do with North Korea. Abe called for additional, specific action, a spokesman for South Korea's presidential office said in a Tokyo briefing.
The incident comes one day after the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people including eight Iranians.
This comes after Russian Federation has warned Israel to avoid any actions that could be seen as provocative.
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed fighter jets took down "dozens" of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight Thursday. Iran has vowed to retaliate. "This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do", Netanyahu said in the statement. The Iranian Military Guard is its most elite unit, which also acts as something of its own state within Iran, and it has been spreading itself out across Syria.
Air raid sirens sounded in the Golan Heights shortly after midnight Thursday. The broadcaster also described the Israeli attack as "unprecedented" since the 1967 Mideast war.
"It would also be to some extent helpful to the Kremlin if Iran is weakened because this would mean it will limit Iran's ability to compete with Russian Federation in the Middle East in the future", said Borschchevskaya.
"Air defences confronted tens of Israeli rockets and some of them reached their target and destroyed one of the radar sites", Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing a military source.
Israel and Iran have appeared to be on a collision course for months. But the chairman of his country's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Allaeddine Boroujerdi, condemned the strikes, warning that "Israel has entered a risky game".