Syria Halts Flights After Israel Missile Attack

Photo: AFP [via Al Jazeera]

The Facts

  • On Fri., Syria halted flights to and from Damascus International Airport following an Israeli missile attack.

  • According to Syrian authorities, the missiles were intercepted and most of them were brought down. However, the attack reportedly wounded one civilian and damaged the airport's runway and one terminal.

The Spin

Establishment-critical narrative

Israel's repeated attacks are a brazen violation of both international law and Syria's sovereignty. These acts of aggression, based on false pretexts, are carried out with the sole purpose of creating instability in the region. The international community must condemn the attacks, or risk empowering the Zionist regime.

Pro-establishment narrative

Any attacks by Israel are in response to a long history of Syrian and Iranian aggression, which includes the development of deadly nerve agents for use against both Israel and Syria's own people. Casualties are deeply tragic and unfortunate but inevitable in war.

Establishment split



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