x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Israel's long arm

Israel rarely, if ever, confirms or denies its overseas military operations. The following attacks, however, are among those widely attributed to Israel:

Israel rarely, if ever, confirms or denies its overseas military operations. The following attacks, however, are among those widely attributed to Israel:

 

September 2007: Bombing of Syrian Nuclear Reactor

A nuclear reactor built by Syria with assistance from Iran and North Korea is bombed.

 

January 2009: Attack on Convoy in Sudan

Israel fighter-bombers, backed by unmanned drones, strike a 23-truck convoy in the Sudanese desert carrying weapons for Hamas. During the 2,800-kilometre flight to Sudan and back, the Israeli aircraft refuel over the Red Sea. Gaza-bound convoys carrying weapons for Hamas. Some 119 people are reportedly killed in the attack.

 

April 2011: Bombing of Sudanese Vehicle

Israel attacks a vehicle in Sudan carrying weapons bound for Hamas.

 

December 2011: Air Strike on Two Convoys in Sudan

Israeli warplanes strike two weapons shipments from Iran, killing two people.

 

October 2012: Bombing of Iranian Weapons Factory

Israel bombs an Iranian weapons factory south of Khartoum, Sudan's capital.