Liberman: IDF Response to Syria Was ‘Bulls***’

Former Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beytenu chairman MK Avigdor Liberman on Friday criticized the IDF retaliation to four rockets fired from Syria the day before, saying the response was weak.

"When you hear that they tried to attack infrastructure, usually that means sand or empty areas to sell the same bulls*** to the people of Israel that they did something," Liberman told Army Radio.

It should be noted that when Israelis use the English term "bulls***," they do not perceive it as containing a crass element, only as meaning "nonsense."

Overnight the IDF struck 14 targets in Syria in response to the rockets that struck the Golan Heights and Upper Galilee in the afternoon hours.

The targets hit included weapons storehouses and infrastructure of the Syrian army, which Israel held responsible for allowing the rocket fire it said was conducted by the Islamic Jihad terror organization, under the direction and funding of Iran.

Four rockets 107 millimeters in diameter were fired at Israel on Thursday at around 5:30 p.m., causing no damage to residents although two fires were set off by the explosions in the Upper Galilee.

A senior IDF officer said on Thursday evening that Iran was behind the rocket attack, noting that the directive to fire the rockets was personally given out by the head of the Palestinian department in Iran’s Al-Quds force.

The senior officer’s comments regarding Iran’s involvement in the attack are in line with a report from April, when Iranian officials reportedly told the Syrian regime to strike Israel and open a war front on the Golan.

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/199739

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