According to this Guardian article.
The leader of the rightwing Likud party said he had given the prime minister, Ehud Olmert, his backing for the attack, which Damascus said took place on September 6. Before that, the Israeli government had enforced a news blackout on the story.
Asked during a TV interview, Mr Netanyahu said: “When a prime minister does something that is important and necessary to Israel’s security … I give my backing.” He refused to give further details.
Shades of Israel vs. Iraq, circa 1981. The Syrians claim to have chased the Israelis off. The US and others claimed the attack was aimed at nuclear industrial items related to North Korea’s program. Syria denies it.
I’ve said before that I’ve had mixed feelings about the attack on Iraq in 1981. And every nation has the right to defend itself. But if you’re going to attack another country, you owe the rest of the world an explanation.
Addendum: this blogger tracked down some more details.