Syrian Army Claims It Shot Down Israeli Jet After Raid Near Palmyra

Following the breach of the country's airspace, the Syrian Army warned Israel of "direct" retaliation "with all means at its disposal."
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    The Syrian Army said Israeli warplanes targeted Syrian army positions and hit a “military target” near Palmyra in a Friday morning raid, in what it described as an act of aggression that aided Islamic State. In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles with one of the Israeli fight planes shot down.

    According to a statement by the Syrian Army, a total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning, Reuters reports. Syria’s air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over “occupied ground” and damaged another.

    The Israeli Army confirmed it had conducted airstrikes on several targets in Syria, Israel National News reported. However, as usual the IDF insists that none of the jets was harmed. “At no point was the safety of Israeli civilians or the IAF [Israeli Air Force] aircraft compromised,” an Israeli military spokesman said.



    Following the breach of the country’s airspace, the Syrian Army warned Israel of “direct” retaliation “with all means at its disposal,” Haaretz reports. Earlier, a spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that Israeli military jets were targeted by anti-aircraft missiles after they struck several targets in Syria. “I can say that the sirens were the result of the incident,” an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson told Sputnik, referring to the launch of missiles at Israeli planes that carried out attacks on targets in Syria.

    As Reuters further adds, after Israeli Air Force planes struck several targets in Syria on Thursday night, Damascus retaliated by activating its air defense systems and firing a number of missiles at Israeli jets, according to Haaretz. None of the missiles struck the jets, but one was intercepted by a missile defense system north of Jerusalem, Haaretz reports, adding there were no Israeli casualties in the incident.

    “Overnight IAF (Israeli Air Force) aircraft targeted several targets in Syria. Several anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria following the mission and IDF (Israel Defence Force) Aerial Defence Systems intercepted one of the missiles,” the military said in its statement, as cited by Reuters.

    A rocket siren was heard at around 3:00am Friday morning in the Jordan Valley area, after which witnesses heard an explosion. The IDF later confirmed that the sirens were a result of Israeli airstrikes on several targets in Syria, Israel National News reports.

    Friday’s incident is the third time that Israel has bombed targets on Syrian territory. Recent, in mid-January, Israeli forces hit the Mezzeh Military Airport west of Damascus, with the facility rocked by several explosions according to RT. On December 7, the state agency SANA reported that multiple surface-to-surface missiles had been fired by the IDF from the Golan Heights. Syrian authorities have repeatedly accused Israel of endorsing terrorism by carrying out the attacks. Regarding the strikes, Israeli authorities previously said they were targeting positions of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group inside Syria. Israel views the organization as enemy militants.


     

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    • tapatio
      • James Wherry

        If a Jew Hating homophobe like you defends Syria – you know in your hear that it’s not good.

    • TeeJae

      I am still not clear on how Israel can conduct any military operations in another country with which it is not at war. Syria even warned them. Good for Syria standing its ground.

      • James Wherry

        Seems pretty easy, TeeJae: SYRIA declared war on Israel in 1948.

        Even without that, Israel is well within its rights of o attack those planning, plotting or actively directing military activities against Israel, especially if the host nation cannot or will not do anything about it.

        Third, “this is what Syria gets” for fighting a proxy war against Israel, using Hezbollah. Those missiles and illegal immigrants incursions into Israel have consequences.

    • Guadamour

      By what right does Israel to be targeting anything in Syria? Another incident of the belligerence and paranoia of Israel! What is needed is a UN Peace Keeping force to remove the Israelis illegally in the occupied territories.

      • tapatio

        Chapter 7 sanctions (military force) against Israel have been proposed at least twice in the UN Security Council. EACH time the United States has vetoed the resolution. In fact, the United States has vetoed more than 80 UNSC resolutions sanctioning the outlaw Jewish state.

    • tapatio

      OPEN NOTE TO PRESIDENTS ASSAD AND PUTIN;
      IF ANYTHING ENTERS SYRIA, THAT ISN’T INVITED, PLEASE KILL IT

      THANK YOU,
      S/HUMANITY

      • tapatio

        AS SUBORDINATES OF THE ROTHSCHILD-BILDERBERG EMPIRE, WASHINGTON, ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA BUILT AND OPERATE AL QAEDA, ISIS AND THE OTHER TERRORIST GROUPS OPERATING IN SYRIA (and elsewhere) TO DESTABILIZE COUNTRIES AND ESTABLISH A “CALIPHATE” THAT WOULD “COOPERATE” WITH THE EMPIRE.

        LIKE THE TERRORIST GROUPS THEMSELVES, THAT CALIPHATE WOULD BE JUST AS OPPRESSIVE AND VICIOUS AS ITS PARENT (established by Jewish/British bankers, 100 years ago) – SAUDI ARABIA. SAUDI ARABIA AND THE TERROR GROUPS SPAWNED THEY ARE THE GUTTER SCRAPINGS OF ISLAM – EQUAL IN ALL RESPECTS TO THE ZIONIST DISEASE.
        The Rothschilds created Zionism, the Saudi “royals” and the Bolshevik “Revolution” as vehicles to expand its power. Bolshevism (Communism) failed. Zionism (Judeo-Fascism) has, so far, partially succeeded.

        First is a plan, written for Netanyahu’s reign as Emperor of Greater Israel. The writer is the pseudo-American Zionist fanatic, Richard Perle, written in 1996………

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

        Excerpt………..
        “………by establishing the precedent that Syrian territory is not immune to attacks emanating from Lebanon by Israeli proxy forces.”

        Next is a report A Report of The Project for the New American Century completed in September 2000………..

        https://i.ytimg.com/vi/3K_gsf7UCTI/maxresdefault.jpg

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

        Compare actual events from 2001 to date to the plans outlined in this “report”. Please note, at the end of the report, the list of fanatical Zionists and their sycophants who are responsible for……

        “REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century”

        Exercpt…………
        “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

        Paul Wolfowitz
        William Kristol
        Alvin Bernstein
        Eliot Cohen
        David Epstein
        Donald Kagan
        Fred Kagan
        Robert Kagan
        Robert Killebrew
        Steve Rosen
        Gary Schmitt
        Abram Shulsky
        Dov Zakheim

        • James Wherry

          Yes, yes: you and the other Syrian supporters hate Jews so you want Israel destroyed.

          You’ll suck up to Assad so long as you think he can get nstitute “Der Final Solution.”

          • tapatio

            Hey, Mr K-Y Jelly, if you are going to play like you speak German “Der”, why not go on Google Translate and try to form a complete phrase? Are you too stupid or too lazy?

            • James Wherry

              Only YOU are concerned to properly represent your fellow NAZ!s and your plans. Just sayin’ . . . .

      • James Wherry

        In short, since you’re still angry at the US taking down your beloved Third Reich, you want Syria to murder US Soldiers.

        You one time tried to pretend that you were a US veteran. This disproves your “Stolen Valor” claims. No veteran wants to se another murdered, whether you agree with the orders of their elected leaders or not.

        As the official appointed spokesperson of MintPressNews, you sure show what this website believes.

        • tapatio

          US TROOPS ENTERING ANOTHER COUNTRY WITHOUT SPECIFIC INVITATION OF THAT COUNTRY IS AN ACT OF WAR AND A WAR CRIME IN AND OF ITSELF. THE KILLING OF ANY CITIZEN OF THE COUNTRY (SYRIA) INVADED IS AN ACT OF MURDER – UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE UCMJ, AS IT WAS TAUGHT 45 YEARS AGO.

          SO, US ARMY, MAJOR GAY PREDATOR, JAMES WHERRY, (ALLEGED SHYSTER), YOUR BULLSHlT ABOUT “MURDERING US SOLDIERS” IS ABSOLUTE S-H-l-T!!! THIS IS EVEN MORE ESPECIALLY TRUE WHEN OBAMA HAS SAID, AND DRUMPF HAS NOT RETRACTED, THAT THE USE OF US MILITARY POWER FOR ECONOMIC PURPOSES IS NOW US POLICY.

          THAT MAKES EVERY “PERSON” WHO CONTINUES TO WEAR THE UNIFORM OF THIS COUNTRY’S MILITARY A MURDERER FOR HIRE (MERCENARY – A SPECIES OF INSECT THAT SHOULD BE ERADICATED)……….EVEN IF THEY ARE TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT.

          THE ZIONIST TROLL, JAMES WHERRY APPEARS TO HAVE NEVER SEEN PEOPLE OF CULTURES OTHER THAN HIS AS HUMAN………….PROBABLY HAS NO CONCEPT OF EMPATHY – A COMMON CHARACTERISTIC OF THE DISEASED CULT WHERRY WORSHIPS.

    • Norm

      BBC: Israel’s Arrow anti-missile system ‘in first hit’
      Israel has shot down a Syrian missile using its most advanced anti-missile system for the first time: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39302416

      “This also looks to be the first operational use of Israel’s Arrow anti-ballistic missile system – launched possibly at an errant Syrian surface-to-air missile – that might have landed in Israeli territory. It comes less than 10 days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin. Russian radars and aircraft control a significant slice of Syrian airspace. It’s a signal perhaps to all concerned that if weapons supplies to Hezbollah continue, then Israel is ready to escalate its air campaign.

      “The Israeli military said its planes were already back in Israeli airspace when the SAMs were fired in the early hours of Friday. Israeli media said one missile was intercepted north of Jerusalem by the Arrow system. The Jordanian military said missile debris also landed in rural areas in the north of the country, the Associated Press news agency reported.