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
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
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.