As a result of the IAF air strikes, 27-year-old Palestinian Ahmed Mohammed a-Shakhri was killed and two other Palestinians were injured.
“The Israeli attacks against demonstrators and our people in Gaza are a continuation of crime and Israel aggression against our people and against its courageous resistance,” Hamas wrote.
Israel has said it opposes Iran’s presence in Syria. Yet Iran has increased that presence and transfers of precision missile technology to Hezbollah are alleged.
Idlib, in Syria's northwest corner, is the last big chunk of territory still in rebel hands after more than eight years of civil war.
The emergency evacuation by helicopter was not a medical mission but part of a larger operation in psychological warfare. This would allow Hezbollah to have an achievement, allowing it to back down.
A senior Turkish security source told Reuters there were heavy clashes between Syrian government forces and rebel fighters about 500 metres from the Turkish observation post.