Israel threatens to stop arms transferred from Syria to Lebanon
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 20, 2017,
Mar 20, 2017, 10:46
At that time, Israel Air Force planes struck targets in Syria and Syria's air defense system fired an anti-aircraft missile at the Israeli planes.
In Jerusalem, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel will destroy Syria's air defence systems without hesitation if it is being used again.
An Israeli aircraft reportedly launched a strike into Syria on Sunday that left one person dead, in what appeared to be the second cross-border attack in three days as tensions between the neighbors escalated over the weekend.
Syria's military said it downed one of the Israeli planes and hit another as they were carrying out the pre-dawn strikes near the city of Palmyra. It was the most serious incident between the two countries since the Syrian civil war began six years ago. None were hit, but as the Syrian missiles were fired in the direction of the Jordan Valley, the Red Alert early warning system went into action, sounding a loud siren at about 2:30 a.m. that sent residents scurrying for shelter.
"We need to ask: Will Russia accept the continuation of Israeli activity in Syria, or will it decide to put an end to it?" he said. Reports said that the targeted individual was Yasser al-Sayed, a commander in Syria's air defense unit, according to Channel 2.
Tehran has strongly condemned Israel's recent airstrikes in Syria, saying that the raids show Israel's interests overlap with those of the terrorists now engaged in war with the Syrian government.
"He is trying to change the rules". Upon his return to Israel from Moscow, Netanyahu said that he had stressed numerous issues that affected Israel during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
He declined to comment in detail on how the "hotline" with Russian Federation worked but expressed confidence the two countries could continue to coordinate despite their differing interests.