Damascus (GPA) – Zionist warplanes targeted several locations in Damascus Friday, striking a transport warehouse located in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport.
The airplanes struck at around 11:15 PM with Damascus intercepting most enemy missiles fired towards the warehouse that the Zionist entity claimed was used to transport weapons and artillery to Hezbollah.
Prior to the strikes, the planes were spotted flying at a low altitude over various locations in Lebanon aggravating the impact of the Zionist entity’s continued violations of Lebanese air, sea, and land sovereignty. The planes had used Lebanese airspace to pass through to strike, a routine violation of Lebanese territorial sovereignty.
— Batoul (@BatoulSFtouni) January 12, 2019
Israeli fighter jets flying over Beirut. If Lebanese fighter jets (which don’t exist because the US denies them to Lebanon) were flying over Tel Aviv, Western correspondents in Beirut would be writing long dispatches about the dangers facing Israel. https://t.co/mEiH0IacIT
— asad abukhalil أسعد أبو خليل (@asadabukhalil) January 11, 2019
According to a statement by the Lebanese Army, planes were spotted over Kfarkla at 11:00 AM, leaving the town of Rmeish at around 4:45 PM.
Later that night, around the time of the Damascus air strikes, the Lebanese army noted the presence of similar drones flying over various locations over South Lebanon between 10 PM and 11:45 PM.
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On that same day, Israel struck two locations in Gaza. Attacking during the weekly Great Return March protests, which continued this past Friday, occupying forces targeted two journalists. One woman, 43-year-old Amal Al-Taramsi, was also shot dead by IOF (Israeli Occupying Force) bullets as Zionists opened fire against demonstrators.
At least 14 others were injured from the inhalation of tear gas.
The renewed air breaches came as Lebanese officials geared up to lodge a formal complaint against Israel for cross-border violations along the Lebanese border.
The complaints charged the Zionist entity for its breach through its construction of a cement border wall just south of the Blue Line. Tensions reached new heights on Thursday when it constructed 25 new cement blocks near the settlement of Miskaf Aam, six of the posts constructed are on disputed territory.
A recent Lebanese Defense Council meeting concluded Thursday that Israel’s operations were in “clear violation” of UN Security Council Resolution 1701 and reaffirmed the willingness of Lebanon to not compromise “any inch” of its “land and water.”
Last night’s strikes against Syria were the first since December 25, when Israel launched an air raid near Damascus.
Julia “Samar” Kassem is an independent journalist based between Detroit and Beirut.