Israeli forces detonate Syrian artillery batteries exploding near Dimon’s nuclear facility in the south of the country.
Israeli forces say a Syrian anti-aircraft missile has missed its target and exploded near a nuclear power plant in the southern city of Dimona, an attack that a military spokesman says may be dangerous.
There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to the event that sparked a public outcry near the Dimon nuclear reactor. Israeli forces say the nuclear site was not affected by the explosion.
Citing from West Jerusalem, Harry Fawcett of Al Jazeera said the Syrian weapon that landed near Dimona was a massive explosion that was heard in Jerusalem, about 150km (93 miles) from the site.
An Israeli military spokesman said the Syrian missile had been shot down by Israeli warplanes in the first instance and flooded its target and landed in the Dimon region.
The Syrian offensive line was SA-5, one of a number of Israeli warplanes shot down, according to a spokesman.
Israeli forces say in response to the strike, it hit several nail batteries in Syria, including the one that detonated a bomb that hit their territory.
“Airstrikes were fired from Syria to southern Israel. In response, we hit a battery-powered battery and other batteries in Syria, “the Israeli army said.
‘Syria saves Israel’ attack ‘
The Syrian newspaper, SANA, reported that Syria’s air security had intercepted an Israeli offensive that surveyed areas around Damascus early Thursday.
“Airplane security seized rockets and dropped many,” SANA said. However, four soldiers were injured in the blast and other damage was reported, he said.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) from Britain, Israeli missiles hit a Syrian government stronghold in the town of Dmeir – about 40km (25 miles) northeast of Damascus.
Since the Syrian civil war in 2011, Israel has been carrying out threats to Syria, particularly against Iranian and Lebanese Iranian and Hezbollah forces and government forces. But they generally did not approve of it.
Israel has been working to prevent a hostile enemy from Iran from establishing itself in the war zone.
The latest explosion comes as tensions between Israel and Iran erupt, with Tehran promising “retaliation” after the destruction of its Natanz uranium plant.
Iran says it believes Israel is responsible for this – when a small explosion distributed electricity earlier this month.
Israel has not blamed it, but unsolicited reports from local media say this is what Israeli security forces are doing “cyber cyber”.
The New York Times, quoting unnamed US and Israeli lawmakers, also said there was “an Israeli part” in the attack.
“Given what has been happening in recent weeks, major Iran-Israel disputes over Iran’s nuclear program and the Israeli offensive to Iran’s Iranian Natanz, there were concerns that this could be the next step in the shadow, serious and immediate tensions,” Fawcett.
“However, what the Israeli military said happened was that a Syrian anti-aircraft gun pointing to the upcoming war in Israel, grabbed him and invaded Israel and exploded in southern Israel. This is the first thing,” he said.