(WORLDNETDAILY) — Syria has been contemplating launching low-grade attacks against Jewish communities in the Golan Heights to pressure Israel into negotiations aimed at relinquishing the strategic territory, a senior Israeli security official told WND.
The official said the Syrian government was debating whether to launch guerilla warfare and possibly sporadic mortar and rocket attacks targeting the Golan. The attacks would be blamed on an “independent” group operating out of Syria, the official said.
However, Syria apparently has backed down from the plan after Iran expressed interest in using the low-grade attacks to escalate into a larger conflict between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia in Lebanon, the official said. Such a conflict would distract Israel.
The official said Syria is afraid of a large conflict or an outright war with Israel.