Part 3 The Post 9/11-Era (2001–), 50 Israeli Airstrikes in Syria—2003 and 2007
Edited By: Tom Ruys, Olivier Corten, Alexandra Hofer
- Warfare, air — International law and international relations — International organizations — Armed attack
This contribution examines the airstrikes carried out by Israel against Syria in 2003 and in 2007. It sets out the facts and context of both operations and the legal positions of the main protagonists (Israel and Syria), as well as the reactions of third states and international organisations. It then considers questions surrounding the legality of the airstrikes against the prevailing rules of international law regulating the resort to force, before discussing the extent to which either operation might have impacted upon the development of the jus ad bellum.