The U.N. and several countries condemned the Israeli offensive launched to force terrorists to hand over Israeli hostages abducted by Palestinian terrorists.
"An Israeli "war on all fronts" drew a rare warning from Egypt on Thursday that the military escalation jeopardizes a peace treaty with Israel as the Arab League held an emergency session to discuss the crisis. The threat of a regional conflagration rose Wednesday after Israeli warplanes overflew a palace of Syrian President Bashar Assad, whose country is host to several Palestinian militant groups. A defiant Syria on Thursday vowed to defend itself against Israeli attacks.
"Syrian Premier Mohammad Naji Otri warned that "Syria is capable of defending itself against any aggression."
"This aggression [the over-flight] represents Israeli piracy that aims at covering up the savage crimes the Israeli occupation forces are committing in the Gaza Strip and occupied Palestinian lands," Otri said.
Russia also criticized the overflight. "Violations of the borders and airspace of other states, in this case Syria, are completely unacceptable," Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin said in a statement."
Why aren't these countries and the U.N. putting pressure on the terrorists who kidnap, kill and then keep themselves hidden in civilian areas using them as shields?? Obviously, terrorists have been absolved and are not being held responsible for their actions.