TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A top Iranian security official praised Syria’s military forces for responding to an Israeli attack on the T4 airbase by hitting Zionist targets in the occupied Golan Heights, saying the Syrian armed forces have developed more self-confidence after the retaliatory attack.

“The Syrian government and armed forces have gained more self-confidence to take retaliatory measures against the (Israeli) regime’s aggression after carrying out this operation,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said of the May 9 rocket attack from Syria against Israel.

He also praised as “glorious” the operation, during which the Syrian army fired dozens of rockets at the occupied Golan Heights in response to the Israeli regime’s continued aggression against the Arab country.

“The might and capabilities of the axis of resistance have created a new level of balance of power in the region, and also reminded the Zionist regime of the costs of aggression,” Shamkhani added.

The Iranian official further described the increasing violence committed by Israel against the people of Palestine, especially the oppressed residents of the Gaza Strip, as a result of failure of the Zionist regime’s plots for employing Takfiri terrorists in order to foment conflicts in the Islamic world and plunder the assets of Muslim nations.

There has been a surge in Israeli violence against people of Gaza in recent weeks.

More than 120 people have been killed since anti-Israeli protests began on the border at the end of March.