Transcript for The Fallout of the Israeli Attacks Against Syria
And now we take you to the dangerous part of the world that just grew more unstable. Heightened worry tonight about america's ally, israel. Syria says, this is an act of war. Abc's chief global affairs correspondent reporting on whether this might draw the u.S. Into the fight. Reporter: The israeli attacks were precise, powerful, and stealthy. Israeli jets likely launching their missiles without even entering syrian airspace. The primary targets iranian made weapons, believed to be headed to the militant group hezbollah, a sworn enemy of israel. But tonight, israel is bracing for what could come next, the requests for gas masks in the country have quadrupled and israel's famed iron dome rocket defenses have been moved north in what is an increasingly dangerous neighborhood. Israel is facing the prospect of retaliation from multiple fronts. From syria which called the attacks a "declaration of war." From lebanon, home to hezbollah. And from iran which is echoing the calls for retaliation -- I would expect israel in the coming days to keep a very low profile and hope it will pass without any retribution. Martha, give us the bottom line on whether the u.S. Might be forced to intervene in some way, and what would it be? What would be the first sign? I think the u.S. Will not rush into anything in regards to syria. In fact, the israeli strike takes the pressure away. One official said to me, we now know for certain, that if we don't do anything, israel will, but the amount of planning the u.S. Is doing now is staggering, diane. All right. But no sign of action yet. Thank you, martha raddatz.
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