Israel Closes Golan Airspace after Syria Airstrikes

Map of Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the Occupied Syrian Golan Heights (Map: via Al Jazeera)

Israel closed airspace over the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday in the wake of a US-led airstrike in Syria, according to Israeli media.

Airlines were told that they would not be allowed to fly in the area at altitude over 5,000 feet, the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported.

According to the newspaper, the airspace over the Golan Heights will remain closed until the end of the month.

On Saturday, the US, France and Britain launched airstrikes against Syrian regime’s chemical sites in the wake of a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens outside the capital Damascus.

Israeli military sources told Radio Israel that Tel Aviv did not take part in the US-led attacks.

Israel has occupied most of the Syrian Golan Heights since the 1967 Middle East War.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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1 Comment

  1. Trump less than 10 days ago gave an open live speech at Ohio…was on AMN news for everyone to listen to in the World. “I definitely want to bring the USA troops home from Syria >>> it will happen soon.” “We don’t even have enough to build schools in Ohio.” Saudi Arabia wants us to stay in Syria… they will have to pay for us to stay.

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