Your hermeneutics is faulty at the root, Chris. It's the Syrians themselves who have given at least three different, conflicting lies about the raid. Israel has remained silent. If you do exgetical acrobatics to prove the opposite, is because your "visceral antipathy for" Israel, -to put it in your, preferred, Syrian wording.
Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital (AP)
from the article: IDF lifts censorship of Sept. 6 IAF strike on target inside Syria