Israel and Iran made direct military contact on Saturday for the first time, signaling a significant escalation in the multinational entanglement in Syria. This development contains unique elements that several end-of-days experts say presages the Messianic war of Gog and Magog.
The Israeli air-force launched an air-strike overnight on Friday, firing missiles at an Iranian-built military base near the Syrian city of al-Qiswa, southwest of Damascus, approximately 30 miles from the Israeli border.
It was reported on Thursday that in a meeting with Russian officials at the White House in May, President Donald Trump was guilty of a loose-lips blunder, revealing sensitive details about a daring Israeli spy mission in Syria.
On Saturday afternoon, an IDF tank fired a warning shot at a newly established Syrian military outpost that violated the demilitarized zone near the Druze village of Khader on the Syrian side of the border.
After intense fighting on Friday in the village of Hader, 2.5 miles on the Syrian side of the border near the Hermon, the IDF announced they are ready to protect the Syrian Druze whose relatives in Israel are deeply disturbed by the situation.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that ten members of a Jihadist faction aligned with the Islamic State (ISIS) were killed in an air-strike that hit the town of Sahm al-Jolan on Monday. The Observatory claimed the strike was carried out by Israeli warplanes but offered no proof.