BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press briefing from Jerusalem on Friday, commented on the recent Israeli airstrikes that targeted Syrian positions near Palmyra.
Netanyahu stated that Israel would never hesitate to intervene inside Syria to prevent the alleged “transfer of weapons” to the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah, adding that “that’s how we act and how we will continue to act.”
Four Israeli jets illegally breached Syrian airspace to bomb alleged military sites near the ancient city of Palmyra in the early hours of Friday, leading the Syrian military to activate its air defence system. According to the Syrian government, two Israeli jets were struck, with one shot down over the Israeli occupied section of the Golan Heights.
Israeli forces denied that any of their jets were hit, stating instead that either Syrian anti-aircraft missiles missed their targets or had been intercepted by Israel’s air defence system. Fragments of one alleged Syrian projectile were reportedly found in a village in Jordan’s Irbid province.
In response to the latest Israeli aggression in Syria, the Syrian government increased its security presence in Quneitra in the south western Golan Heights region on Friday, to try and prevent further Israeli airstrikes.