Several Iranian soldiers killed in Israeli strike in Syria

Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri delivers a speech during a military parade marking the 36th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khome

When Hamas fires a couple of homemade rockets into Israel, the IDF hits back disproportionately hard.

As reported SANA, citing a military source, the Syrian air defense system reflect a rocket attack Israel to the town of Quneitra. The Quds Force, an external arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, carried out the rocket salvo, Israel said. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, often seen as the face of Iran's regional ambitions.

"The Syrian air defences are confronting a new wave of Israeli aggression rockets and downing them one after the other", state news agency SANA reported.

Iranian forces on the Syrian-held side of the Golan Heights shelled Israeli army outposts on the strategic plateau on Thursday but caused no casualties, the Israeli military said.

Conricus added, "ground assets were also used to strike into Syria".

The pro-Syrian government Al-Mayadeen TV said more than 50 missiles had been fired at Israeli forces.

Netanyahu said Iran wants to "establish Iranian military bases in the Mediterranean", describing such a situation as "a palpable threat to us all".

On the evening of Tuesday, may 8, Israel put its troops on the Northern border (Syria and Lebanon) in a state of high alert.

Netanyahu says he and Putin also discussed the USA administration's decision to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, but says the conversation focused mostly on Iran's effort to turn Syria into a forward base to attack Israel.

"We are determined to prevent the Iranian army from creating a base against us in Syria, and we will react powerfully to any strike on our territory", Netanyahu said Tuesday.

Israel declined to comment. Israel opened bomb shelters in the Golan Heights, but did not instruct people to enter the shelters.

IsraeliPrime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Moscow yesterday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to discuss military coordination amid a brewing conflict between Israel and Iran regarding Tehran's military presence in Syria. Undoubtedly, the USA exit from the nuclear deal comes as a great defeat for Rouhani against the Iranian hardliners who warned him against diplomacy with the Americans. Israel has not confirmed or denied involvement. In February the attack on the Tiyas airbase came after an Iranian drone infiltrated Israel airspace.

The Israeli army says it is investigating and has no further details. He made no mention of the overnight strikes.

"US withdrawal has accelerated the escalation between Israel and Iran", said Ofer Zalzberg, and analyst at International Crisis Group.

Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a moved no recognised internationally. In 1981, Israel's Knesset (parliament) passed a law on the Golan Heights unilaterally proclaiming Israel's sovereignty over this territory.

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