Arab League Urges U.N. to Stop Israel Attacks on Syria, Egypt Slams 'Aggression'إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Egypt on Sunday condemned Israeli air strikes on Syria, with the Arab League also demanding that the U.N. Security Council act to stop what it called Israeli "attacks" against the war-torn country.
The Egyptian presidency said in a statement the air strikes "violated international law and principles that will further complicate the situation." The raids reportedly targeted rockets destined for Lebanon's Hizbullah.
The Arab League, which like Egypt sides with rebels against Syrian President Bashar Assad, demanded the Security Council "act immediately to end Israeli attacks on Syria," which it called a "dangerous violation of an Arab state's sovereignty."
The presidency in Cairo affirmed "its extreme opposition" to the Syrian regime's bloody crackdown on rebel-held areas, but accused Israel of "exploiting its internal conflict."
A senior Israeli source said an overnight aerial assault hit Iranian weapons destined for Hizbullah, which is closely allied to the Syrian regime.
A diplomatic source in Beirut told Agence France Presse three sites were targeted -- a military facility, a nearby weapons depot and an anti-aircraft unit in Sabura, west of the capital Damascus.