Iran engaging Israel directly is probably not a very good idea for the Iranians. Say what you want about the Israelis but they have the only air force in the world that plane for plane, pilot for pilot could hang with the US Air Force. In fact I almost guarantee that some in the Israeli military see such direct engagement as an opportunity. And they are probably right to – in a strategic sense.
Of course war is HELL and must be avoided. War means dead children and suffering. That should never ever be forgotten.
(From The Washington Post)
Confrontation between Israel and Iranian forces in Syria sharply escalated early Thursday morning as Israel said Iran launched a barrage of 20 missiles toward its positions in the Golan Heights.
Heavy military jet activity, explosions and air-defense fire could be heard throughout the night in the area. An Israeli military spokesman said the rockets were fired by Iran’s Quds Force, a special forces unit affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, marking the first time Iranian forces have ever fired directly on Israeli troops.
The Israeli military said several of the rockets had been intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system, and sparks could be seen as they broke up in the sky.