According to the Israeli military, a Syrian surface-to-air missile exploded in southern Israel near the secretive Dimona nuclear reactor in an incident that triggered warning sirens in the area.
The Israeli military said that in response to the launch, it attacked several missile batteries in Syria, including the one that fired the projectile that struck its territory.
Syria’s state news agency said that Syrian air defenses had intercepted an Israeli attack that targeted areas in the Damascus suburbs.
The Israeli strikes targeted locations near the town of Dumair, some 40 km northeast of Damascus, where Iranian-backed militias have a presence in an area that Israel has hit repeatedly in past attacks.
An Israeli military spokesman said they think the Syrian missile had been fired at Israeli aircraft during an earlier strike and had overflown its target and reached the Dimona area.
The errant Syrian missile was an SA-5 which did not hit the Israeli nuclear reactor but landed approximately 19 miles away. A Reuters reporter north of Dimona heard the sound of an explosion minutes before the sirens had gone off in the region.
Israeli media has been reporting for weeks that air defenses around the Dimona reactor and the Red Sea port Eilat were being beefed up in anticipation of a possible long-range missile or drone attack by Iranian-backed forces.
Tensions are high between Israel and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program and a recent surge in sabotage attacks which the arch-foes are blaming on each other.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 6) foretell that there will be wars and rumors of wars in the Last Days signaling the world is nearing the end of this age.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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