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Syria Demands U.N. Condemn Israeli Raid

Syria urged the U.N. Security Council to condemn an Israeli airstrike on a purported terrorist camp near Damascus on Sunday, while Israel defended the attack and accused its neighbor of harboring terrorists. Syria’s United Nations ambassador, Fayssal Mekdad, said the strike was blatant military aggression, telling an emergency meeting of the 15-member council that “Arabs and many people across the globe feel that Israel is above the law.” The draft resolution calls for Israel to stop committing acts that could threaten regional security or expose “the already deteriorating situation in the region to dire consequences.” The Israeli raid on what it claimed was an Islamic Jihad training base came in retaliation to a suicide bombing carried out by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Saturday. The bombing, at a restaurant in the Israeli coastal city of Haifa, killed 19 people and the bomber. Full Story

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