The Syrian government accused Israel on Saturday of assassinating a senior Syrian official who had spent 12 years in an Israeli prison on suspicion of terrorism before serving decades with the Syrian government.
Official Midhat Sale, who was responsible for overseeing the strategic Golanian border, was shot dead by snipers near the shared border between the two countries in Syria.
In a statement announcing his death, the Presidency of the Syrian Ministerial Council said Saleh was “targeted by Israeli enemies in a dangerous bullet explosion while returning to his home.” Told.
Saleh, a member of Druse’s religious minority, served in Israeli prisons for 12 years on charges of using land mines and explosives to kill Israeli civilians and soldiers.
After his release in 1997, he went to Syria, where he was elected to parliament.
Israeli defense officials who do not mention involvement in the killing of Israel said Mr Saleh is working with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps to establish the borderline military infrastructure needed to attack Israel.
Israel was active against Iran in Syria shortly after the onset of Syrian citizens, attacking Iran or Iran-related targets hundreds of times and conducting a series of assassinations. The battle between Israel and Iran within Syria effectively constitutes a shadow war, as regional powers test the capabilities of their enemies during the Syrian Civil War genocide.
Israel has long claimed that Iran is a threat to its existence, targeting agents in Islamic republics inside and outside Iran, disrupting nuclear weapons programs and killing the best scientists and operatives. ..
Israelis are sensitive to Iran’s presence in Syria. The assassination was Israel’s fourth attack on Iranian troops in Syria this week.
According to Syrian state news agency SANA, 54-year-old Saleh was killed in Ein Altina, Syria. The town is directly opposite the Majidarshams in Israel, the village of Druze where he was born.
His birth year, 1967, coincided with Israel’s defeat of the Arab Union and the occupation of the Golan Heights, a strategic cross-border plateau.
He was arrested by Israeli intelligence in 1985, along with other Druze on the occupied Golan Heights, and convicted of terrorism.
“We’re not saying we’re killing or driving away Jews,” he said in a 2007 interview with the Guardian. “I just want to live in my land.”
After representing the Golan Heights in the Syrian Parliament, he was appointed head of the country’s Golan Heights office and an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad.
Saleh has been praised by officials of the Assad administration, a government that has brutalized its people, including gas attacks, for the past decade.
Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous described the assassination of Mr Saleh as a timid act.Hussum Edin Ala, the UN representative of the country, called him “men are He devoted his life to protecting the rights of his people in the occupied Golan Heights of Syria. “