There are those who might complain about Israel firing missiles in Syria in order to kill their genocidal enemies. If so, it’s obvious you’ve never paid any attention to what the terrorist group Hezbollah has to say about Israel and what they want to do to Israeli civilians:
“[O]ur struggle will end only when this entity [Israel] is obliterated. We recognize no treaty with it, no ceasefire, and no peace agreements.” Secretary-General Nasrallah has stated, “Israel is an illegal usurper entity, which is based on falsehood, massacres, and illusions,” and considers that the elimination of Israel will bring peace in the Middle East: “There is no solution to the conflict in this region except with the disappearance of Israel.” In an interview with The Washington Post, Nasrallah said, “I am against any reconciliation with Israel. I do not even recognize the presence of a state that is called ‘Israel.’ I consider its presence both unjust and unlawful. That is why if Lebanon concludes a peace agreement with Israel and brings that accord to the Parliament our deputies will reject it; Hezbollah refuses any conciliation with Israel in principle….”
That’s why Israel sent a deadly fusillade of missiles aimed at a building housing Hezbollah leadership and killed several terrorists, including the son of a former Hezbollah leader.
Israel Air Force helicopters fired missiles at a target in the Syrian Golan on Sunday, killing six Hezbollah members, Lebanese media reports said. The IDF said it would not comment on foreign media reports, and would neither confirm nor deny the strike occurred.
Five to six members of Hezbollah, including Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of former Hezbollah operations chief Imad Mughniyeh, were killed in the strike, according to the reports. According to Western intelligence sources, Jihad Mughniyeh headed a large-scale terrorist cell that enjoyed direct Iranian sponsorship and a direct link to Hezbollah. The cell had already targeted Israel in the past, launching attacks on the Golan Heights.
Mughniyeh was believed to have been in the planning stages of additional deadly terrorist attacks against Israel in the Golan Heights, which would have included rockets, cross-border infiltrations, border bombings, and anti-tank fire, designed to kill IDF soldiers and Israeli civilians who live in the Golan.
Imad Mughniyeh was killed in 2008 in a car-bombing widely attributed to Israel in the foreign media.
AFP cited an Israeli security source saying the strike had targeted purported terrorists planning an attack.
There are those who insist Hezbollah is not a terrorist organization because it takes part in the political life of Lebanon. The terrorists have limited representation in government — just 14 out of 128 seats. But they have outsize influence because they have the guns and their militia is far better trained and more effective than the weak, disorganized Lebanese army. When Israel invaded in 2006, the Lebanese army remained in their barracks, allowing Hezbollah to do all the fighting.
Killing the leadership of your enemy is a perfectly legitimate, legal means of self defense. Congratulations to the IDF for a job well done.