srael closes airspace over disputed Golan Heights after US-led strikes hit Syria: Reports
Israel on April 14 closed its airspace over the disputed Golan Heights in the wake of U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria, according to Israeli media.
Publish date : Sunday 15 April 2018 16:29
Airline companies were told that they would not be allowed to fly in the area at altitude over 5,000 feet, the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
According to the newspaper, the airspace over the Golan Heights will remain closed until the end of the month.
On the same day, the U.S., France and Britain launched airstrikes against the Syrian regime’s reported chemical weapons sites in the wake of a suspected chemical attack that killed dozens outside the capital Damascus.
Israeli military sources told Radio Israel that Tel Aviv did not take part in the U.S.-led attacks.
Israel is in control of swathes of the Golan Heights that it seized in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed in a move never recognized by the international community.