On Friday, the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates explicitly condemned the constant and insistent Israeli attacks on Syria, affirming that they represent “Israel’s” intrinsic habit of killing and destruction, which is being forcibly applied in Palestine.
This comes after “Israel” launched two air attacks on Damascus in the 24 hours that preceded.
In a letter to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, and the United Nations Security Council, Syria detailed the extensive violations the Israeli occupation is committing in Palestine, saying that in blatant defiance of UN resolutions, advocacy from members of the Security Council, and the global public opinion, “Israel” strikes Syria as an extension to the genocide in Palestine.
“The new aggressions against Syrian territory and the ongoing threats against Lebanon and other Arab countries in the region reveal the true goals of the Zionist entity, which seeks to expand in the region at the expense of Arab rights in Palestine and other occupied territories”, the statement read.
The letter served to caution the international community of the consequences “Israel” would suffer if their attacks were persistent.
In addition, Syria also requested that the Security Council fulfill its obligations in carrying out the implementation of the principles of the UN Charter and international law, the ministry mentioned.
“The Security Council and the countries that cover Israeli aggression must learn from the experiences of the people when they make their decisions to defend their sovereignty, their rights, and the lives of their citizens,” the Ministry concluded.
Syria’s air defenses intercept numerous Israeli missiles
According to the Syrian Defense Ministry, “Israel” targeted multiple points in southern Syria late Thursday, but the majority of the missiles launched were intercepted by the country’s air defenses.
Earlier on Thursday Syrian state news agency SANA reported explosions were heard near the capital Damascus as air defense systems were activated.
The Syrian defense ministry stated that “Today [on Thursday], around 11:05 p.m. [local time, 20:05 GMT], the Israeli enemy has carried out an air aggression from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, having struck some positions in the southern region [of Syria]. Our air defense systems have responded to the aggressor’s missiles and shot down most of them,” adding that the attack caused some material damage.
‘Israel’ hostility could result in regional war, Syria says
Syria asked the Secretary General of the United Nations and the President of the UN Security Council to take action to put an end to the hostile policies of the Israeli occupation, which might lead to a regional escalation that would threaten regional and international peace.
The airstrike that killed senior IRGC commander Seyyed Razi Mousavi is a hostile act of aggression that “constitutes a flagrant violation of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.”
The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent out two copies of one letter to both the Secretary General of the United Nations and the UN Security Council, both of which were discussing the Israeli occupation’s aggression on December 25, which manifested in an airstrike that martyred a senior Iranian commander working in the Iranian embassy in Damascus.
“This brutal Israeli aggression against the sovereignty of the Syrian territories is part of the occupation authorities’ attempt to expand and escalate their aggression in the region and to cover up war crimes, genocide, crimes against humanity and brutal massacres committed daily against the defenseless Palestinian people,” the letter read.