Sources: IDF [Twitter], al-Qassam [Twitter], Janes, AP/YouTube [Interceptor hit footage]
quote: Despite having conquered the region in 1967 during the Six-Day War, in which Israel was attacked by several Middle Eastern nations, Israel's policy has been increasingly hands off.
quote: During 1965-7, Israel's armed forces staged numerous provocations along the Israeli-Syrian border area. This escalation led the Syrians and the Soviets to believe Israel was planning to overthrow the Syrian regime using military force. On April 7, 1967, a serious incident broke out between Israel and Syria over a cultivation problem within the demilitarized zone. Israel took military action against Syria, and eventually both sides employed artillery, tanks, and mortars. During this clash Israeli airstrikes were launched a few miles from Damascus. Israel bombed both Syrian border villages, and Syrian military targets, and had refused a cease-fire proposal by the Chairman of Mixed Armistice Commission.
quote: All nations "amass armies" at their borders, should they leave their borders undefended?
quote: And beyond it all, you only have to listen to what Arab leaders themselves were saying.
quote: How's the Canada/US border an extreme comparison?
quote: But I know in loony-lefty world, Israel should've just waited until the Arab's overran them before raising arms.
quote: People trying to wage an anti-Israeli campaign love to bring up the Liberty, but its also a sign of desperation that there's only one major slip up in a very long, deep relationship.
quote: It's that Israel was willing to do anything to defend itself.
quote: I'm merely bringing up the facts that you're going to to great extents to ignore, meanwhile suggesting that my mention of them somehow relates to an "anti-Israeli" campaign.
quote: It's just utterly irrelevant in the balance of the long, deep history of our friendship with Israel