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.

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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.

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  1. El satanás del cristianismo, el sionista Netanyahu con este hecho está apoyando de manera directa a ISIS y la comunidad internacional una ves mas guardará silencio igual que la ONU.

  2. Still no evidence?

    It is seeming more and more plausible that SAA ground forces mistook the in-air explosion from an Israeli Iron Dome missile hitting a Syrian AA missile for a Syrian AA missile hitting an Israeli warplane.

    A reasonable mistake, though I do not think the SAA’s pride would allow them to admit as much at this point.

    • “It is seeming more and more plausible that SAA ground forces mistook the in-air explosion from an Israeli Iron Dome missile hitting a Syrian AA missile for a Syrian AA missile hitting an Israeli warplane.”
      => Not Iron Dome : Arrow 2. It’s the size over, destined to go after ballistic missiles.
      The S-200 battery there would have a VERY hard time to down a jet fighter : – It’s 1967-76 stuff so the ECM are well known for 40 years, the Iranian upgrade is just replacing the original vacuum tubes (yeees) by solid state components. If the rocket itself is still absolutely interesting, no modern seeker to use on, at the difference of Sa-3
      – S-200 is made to go after heavy aircraft from a long range, let’s be clear, it’s main goal was to stop a B-52 attack against Soviet Union.
      These missiles are really heavy and much too fast to splash a manoeuvring target. Thus, as it has low frequency radar and as F-35 flies really like an anvil, well, who knows, maybe you can hit F-35? As Bibi received two, X-finger the pilot not to be harmed but a F-35 downed by a S-200, would be very good for business : it’d nail the coffin for this program which is, despite the claims of LockMart or some branches of the Pentagon waiting retirement to get high salary jobs in the MIC, a TOTAL FIASCO :
      https://defenseissues.net/2017/01/14/the-2016-dote-report-on-the-f-35-david-archibald/
      The DOT&E 2016 annual report, see p.75
      http://www.dote.osd.mil/pub/reports/FY2016/pdf/other/2016DOTEAnnualReport.pdf
      As we have the only Gen.5.5 aircraft on market and ours works really great, well, considering it’d probably need near 10 years of R&D to develop an “Advanced Super Hornet” that even wouldn’t be on par, well, I think we should simply propose to Trump to have Rafales built at both Lockheed and Boeing plants. IMHO, a 2000 units market is to take, thus, we’ll keep the classified stuff built here, nevertheless, it’s it or the US are screwed.
      Rafale-M is 100% compatible with US aircraft carriers, moreover, it’s also STOBAR compatible and with the new engines and the very soon to come vectoring thrust, normally, it should take-off at MTOW from a ski-jump (if not enough thrust, JATOs should work).
      Mounting a ski-jump and adding an angled deck on sponsons, like it was made for USS Antietam, is absolutely feasible for the Wasp/America-classes LHA/LHDs, in other terms, no need for F-35B in the USMC.
      Actually, USN may even consider smaller CVNs : the C.DeGaulle CVN proved herself capable to sustain 80% of the operation of a Nimitz-class CVN but…with only 24 Rafale-M onboard and… she can carry 36, meaning that fully loaded=>120%!!! Even the ship availability is 70% vs 50% for a Nimitz, only 1950 manpower onboard instead of about 5000 and she costed us €3bln…
      Recently, a egghead at the Pentagon declared, not precisely saying about what gear he was talking, that soon, they may have to import equipments, well, considering the F-35 fiasco but also the Zumwalt-class destroyers and the LCS Litoral Combat Ships or the totally out of hands price for the USS G.Ford, we have VERY serious cards to play, including for the ships : DCNS has just built the biggest class of ships ever, the Batillus-class of super-tankers (414m).

      “A reasonable mistake, though I do not think the SAA’s pride would allow them to admit as much at this point.”
      => It’s clear, anyway, it’ll be considered positive for the morale of SAA. Nevertheless, it’s high time all these old stories of conflicts and dreams of revenge for an humiliation which, after all, hadn’t the countries around attacked, would never had happened, to stop! All the idiots that started all this shit are dead for a while, time to go over it and sign peace treaties with Israel, especially at Syrian and Lebanese levels. And well there’d even something clever to do with the so-called Palestinian (which are in fact mostly Egyptian, Jordan, Syrian, even Saudi, etc : most of them had their grand parents etc simply imported in the simple goal to outnumber the Israelis and reclaim the country) : those who want to become Israeli (more than many think) stay, others, well, between the Suez channel and Sharm-el-Sheikh and even further, there is an enormous ‘beach’. Let’s create an enormous touristic area with casinos, brothels, alcohol, etc, all that is forbidden in KSA, build a bridge and pump the Saudi money. Desalination plants, solar energy, irrigation to make the Sinai green by planting ganja and if PLO and Hamas are unhappy, let’s make “Bigeard’s shrimps”, I have fucking enough of all these lunatics, consanguinity really creates too much retards.

      • with the so-called Palestinian (which are in fact mostly Egyptian, Jordan, Syrian, even Saudi, etc : most of them had their grand parents etc simply imported in the simple goal to outnumber the Israelis and reclaim the country)

        Utter hasbarah rubbish. Even Jerusalem Post has published articles documenting that Palestinian roots in what is now Israel date back to pre-biblical times and are in many cases Jewish: http://www.jpost.com/Magazine/Features/The-lost-Palestinian-Jews

        Furthermore, historical demographic studies show organic Palestinian population growth in the century before 1948. The only anomaly shown in the following link is a significant drop in population during WW I due to refugees fleeing what became a major theater of conflict during the Arab revolt against Ottoman rule: http://palestineisraelpopulation.blogspot.com/#!
        Israeli propagandists try to claim such refugees re-entering Palestine were “Egyptian, Jordan, Syrian, even Saudi, etc” and you are simply repeating the lie you’ve been taught.

        Finally, even Ben-Gurion and Ben-Zvi recognized the Palestinian fallahin were descendents of Jewish peasants who had lived in Palestine since Roman times. In 1918, they jointly authored a Yiddish book that argued the case, and Ben-Zvi in Sha’ar ha-Yishuv argued that villagers in the Hebron mountains were Jews who had converted to Islam.

        • Nope, but I’d love too : they have definitively the best product on fighter and business jet markets. They are to aircraft what Bugatti are to cars.
          Dassault were plumbed due to the fact French govt is too picky about “secret défense” classified stuff : they couldn’t even talk about the fact it’s a stealth aircraft until Dec.2015 while the sole competitor with an inferior product brags about such capabilities even before the prototype and sells defective products.
          Several EU nations having been “convinced” to buy this crap with a serious backdoor allowing Washington to ground the fleet anytime, we’re facing a double security breach because of stupid choices by NL, Denmark, Norway and Italian navy, I was near to say UK but they’re leaving.
          BAe already torpedoed the Eurofighter project by imposing an inferior design with the Typhoon, a mix between their project and MBB TKF-90, forcing France out, actually, Rafale should be the Eurofighter. Funny fact, the nEUROn combat drone is doing great with Dassault, Airbus, Saab in. Do you know that Europe should have a 5th generation stealth fighter since 1990-92? MBB had created the Lampyridae that was cancelled in 1987 visibly through US pressuring.
          I like Russian aircraft a lot too, actually, I’m absolutely for much more cooperation between EU and Russia, to be frank, I’d really LOVE having Russia in the EU : at the contrary of UK, it’d be a win-win relation and so for our mutual security and geopolitics.
          Note : I’m mostly for an europeanised NATO, the only non European country I’d be OK to have in would be Canada (or Quebec if they do secession).
          In case of integrated force, a Rafale/Pak-Fa couple would be great if not perfect. What we’d all need is the kinda dual propeller strike aircraft I’m thinking of as replacement to Su-25/A-10/OV-10/AH-64/Mi-28N/Mi-24/Eurocopter Tiger and even gunships like AC-130.
          I also consider aircraft carriers, bombers, navy ships, A2/AD systems, even riffles and… costs!

          Let’s be clear : EU has to consider more seriously its defence.
          Dassault is one of our best assets, look : they have the only really effective Gen.5.5 jet-fighter.

      • so-called Palestinian (which are in fact mostly Egyptian, Jordan, Syrian, even Saudi, etc : most of them had their grand parents etc simply imported in the simple goal to outnumber the Israelis and reclaim the country)

        Incorrect. During WW I, close to 200,000 Palestinians fled to neighboring countries, war refugees. They returned after the war, and many Zionist propagandists try to claim they were natives of the countries in which they resided while refugees in WW I. Ben-Gurion and Ben-Zvi co-authored a Yiddish book in 1918 in which they claimed that Palestinian fellahin were descendents of Jewish populations resident in the area since biblical times, who converted to Islam when the Arabs conquered Palestine. There have even been Jerusalem Post articles that talked about the Jewish roots of many Palestinians. I provided links in a more detailed post, but it’s under “moderation.”

  3. Quite cheeky to insist that Israel will continue strike on foreign soil in another country while that other country is engaged in a war against IS.

    While Hezbollah is there as an ally to fight IS & co there must be truce. It is part of a coalition that fight IS and Qaeda.

    Obviously that guy does not realize that apart from Israel’s war on Hezbollah the current situation demands truce between Hezbollah in Israel by all standards.

    • “While Hezbollah is there as an ally to fight IS & co there must be truce. It is part of a coalition that fight IS and Qaeda.”
      => And also a designated terrorist organisation in 54 countries : EU, Arab League, USA, etc.

      “Obviously that guy does not realize that apart from Israel’s war on Hezbollah the current situation demands truce between Hezbollah in Israel by all standards.”
      => If Bibi did a truce, he’d end jailed, hey, opposition even tried to screw him for a box of cigars, LOL. Thus, there are nicer things to smoke now 😀
      Go tell the near 80 old Khamenei to stop acting senile. A few months ago, Iranians landed at least 2 cargos in Damascus, had the Fateh-110 stored in a warehouse, the warehouse got bombed.
      I’m near sure they tried the same trick at T4 airport.
      Seriously, they don’t really need long range ballistic missiles in Syria.
      What happens is that UNIFIL is deployed in South Lebanon to avoid Hezbo planting its artillery and rockets here so now they switch to long range rockets and the last great idea of our beloved Nasrallah is to have our favourite Ayatollah to deliver him ballistic missiles in order to try to target Dimona in order to create a mini Chernobyl…
      Well, Bashar refuses clearly them to shoot from Syria as he’s not crazy and doesn’t wants Tsahal to walk on Damascus but he prefers to close is eyes on smuggling as he may lose HB+Iran support by refusing.
      Visibly, although there is a serious multilayer missile defense system, they hope to smuggle enough to have a few going through in order to destroy Israel by a nuclear accident.
      You know, legally speaking, maybe Khamenei, Nasrallah and even Bashar should take a little time to read UN charter. I’m not a lawyer but Bibi can advance this as a casus belli any day.
      What is laughable is the idiots considering Israel is willing to conquer : just read the comment that has been said about Aoun (another 80 old…) endorsing Hezbo action, this translate by “go on playing stupid and don’t be surprised if Lebanon goes back to the stone age”
      Look at the hatred of some comments here.
      Just by explaining what and why Israel does this or that, and I’m far to support anything they do, they got mad at me 😀

  4. Dont worry Jews have killed Jesus and crucified him killing another human being is nothing to them Until their accept whom their killed.Satanjahu is a devilish gay guy his weak excuse is weapons shipment.The days are fast aproaching were all the muslims and arabs will stand up for the freedom of Palestine and Lebanon.Who is bombing his weapons shipment which comes from USA/Nato which is the real threat.