Gov’t mute over reported attack on arms convoy

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January 31, 2013 01:36

Israeli government officials steadfastly refused any comment Wednesday on the reported Israeli attack at dawn of a Syrian arms convoy.

“We are not relating to the incident,” a spokesman in the Prime Minister’s Office said, his words echoed throughout the day by spokespeople in the Foreign Ministry and the defense establishment.

The Israeli silence on the matter is reminiscent of a similar silence following the reported September 2007 attack on a Syrian nuclear installation that Israel to this day still never formally acknowledged.

Former US deputy national security adviser Elliott Abrams told The Jerusalem Post last summer that Israel decided to bomb the al-Kabir nuclear facility after thenpresident George W. Bush told then-prime minister Ehud Olmert the US had opted for a diplomatic route in trying to get the International Atomic Energy Agency to close the site.


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