Reports also said that Syrian forces intercepted three of the six missiles fired by Israel.
According to The WSJ, Netanyahu recently sent a letter to the Syrian leader, however it arrived before Saturday, when some media reported that a military site near Damascus underwent an attack, allegedly carried out by Israel that hasn't yet been confirmed.
The scientific research center in Jamraya was established during the 1980s and is believed to be one of the most important research centers in the country.
Syrian forces fired anti-aircraft missiles to thwart an attack by Israeli forces on the northwest Damascus countryside village of Jamraya, late in the night on December 4, according to pro-regime sources.
"Our air defenses are confronting an Israeli missile attack on one of our sites in the Damascus suburbs and three of the targets were downed", state news agency SANA reported.
According to the Israeli military analysis blog Intelli Times, the transport jeeps and trucks with attached rocket launchers seen in the footage were consistent with the types used by Iran-backed Shiite militias.
In September, the BBC revealed satellite imagery which purported to show that Iran had established a military base with several buildings which likely house soldiers and military vehicles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been consistent in his opposition to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, saying it does not go far enough to prevent Tehran from getting a nuclear weapon and does not prevent the country from developing ballistic missiles.
The threat in particular is the "prospect of Iran having a proxy army on the borders of Israel".
There was no comment from Israel, which rarely confirms the strikes it conducts inside Syria. "The more they push, we have to enforce our red lines ..." While the BBC stated that it could not independently verify the purpose of the base and presence of Iranian troops, Israel has warned of the growing entrenchment of Iran in Syria.
He assigned blame to the Obama administration without mentioning it by name.