Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu insists that he doesn’t know anything about Thursday night’s attack on the Syrian capital.

“I don’t know what happened last night,” the prime minister said, speaking to Radio Haifa on Friday. “Maybe it was the Belgian Air Force,” he quipped.

“I don’t comment on one operation or another,” Netanyahu added.

On Thursday night at 11:45 pm local time, multiple missiles which Syrian military sources believe were launched from the vicinity of the Israeli-held Golan Heights were fired at Damascus, with Syrian media saying air defense troops intercepted and downed a number of them before they could reach their targets. Social media users posted videos of air defence troops intercepting projectiles over the night sky.

In accordance with long-standing practice, the Israeli military did not confirm or deny their involvement in the attack.

According to Israeli media, the strikes targeted weapons depots near Damascus International Airport, and came just hours after the arrival of unidentified cargo from Iran.

The strikes came less than a week after a separate Israeli attack on Damascus last Friday.

In a report on the operation, the Russian military revealed that a Syrian Airbus A320 with 172 people onboard had to be diverted to the Russian base in Latakia province, facing the risk of accidental destruction by Syrian air defenses during the strikes. Moscow accused the Israeli Air Force of making common practice of using unarmed and civilian aircraft as “shields,” adding that this was not the first incident of its kind in recent years.

Israel has conducted hundreds of airstrikes against its northern neighbour, often firing missiles outside Syria’s airspace from the Golan or Lebanon to try to complicate air defenses’ operations. In September 2018, Syrian air defenses accidentally shot down a Russian Il-20 with 15 servicemen onboard during an Israeli attack on Latakia.

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After an investigation, the Russian military concluded that Israeli F-16 appeared to have deliberately used the Russian plane as a shield. Tel Aviv maintains that Syria was responsible for the incident. In October 2018, the Russian military provided Syria with a batch of S-300s, and the number and intensity of Israeli attacks against the war-torn country have declined somewhat since then.

Earlier this week, Israeli and Iranian officials blasted one another’s actions over Syria, with the Iranian foreign ministry warning Wednesday that it would show a “crushing response” to “any act of aggression” by Israel against Iranian interests in the Arab Republic.

On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett told Iran that it had “nothing to look for in Syria,” and said that Israel has been “fighting the arms of the Iranian octopus in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza” for “generations.”

 

Source: Sputnik

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The Belgian Government replies to Netanyahu, “Keep us out of the doing of your [email protected]

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Can’t believe anything that comes out of this low life scumbag’s mouth.

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Yes Everyone knows he is a liar. I for one hate being lied to consider it an insult. It’s right up there with wasting my time.

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You SHALL NOT believe what comes out from the mouth from ANY :
– Politician
– Military
– Lawyer
– Clergyman
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– Actor
And he’s less a low life scumbag than Khamenei who hanged 33,000 political prisoners in 1988, half of them being children under 18y old…

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Why the weapons are stored in the south of Syria and not close to the locations they are destined for??

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It’s not Israel use to confirm or DENY when they did such strikes, so it’s very uncommon to witness such stance… Now think about it : Turkey builds cruise missiles too… Just show us the remains of the missiles rather than doing accusations without evidences and so we’ll know who did it! It’s as simple as it! +++ “On Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett told Iran that it had “nothing to look for in Syria,” and said that Israel has been “fighting the arms of the Iranian octopus in Lebanon, Syria and Gaza” for “generations.”” >>>> It’s stupid to… Read more »

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don’t be a fool, turkmeni pricks make cruise missles? The primates cannot build anything, have you seen their pathetic drones? They are worthless, slower than tesla car and only 9000 ceiling, you can kill it with a rock. The russians had a jet drone in the 60s, those chimps called turks cannot make s**t, they are inferior and will be gradually wiped out, Putin has already raped Erdogan in the fanny with a knife.game over, turkmeni tribes will now have to move back to Turkmenistan.