Published: Tue, March 21, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Israel says it has foiled a Syrian missile threat

Israel says it has foiled a Syrian missile threat

Israel used Iron Dome extensively to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the 2014 Gaza war, and the Arrow missiles were developed with an Iranian missile threat in mind.

Missile fragments fell in Jordan, which borders both Israel and Syria, without causing casualties.

The Syrian media on Sunday night the eve of 22 Adar reported that Israel's military struck terrorist targets along the Syrian-Lebanon border once again.

Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu, meanwhile, vowed to continue to carry out attacks in Syria against weapons shipments that it believes to be bound for Hezbollah.

"Four Israeli planes penetrated our air space at 2:40 am (0040 GMT) via Lebanese territory and hit a military target on the way to Palmyra", the army said in a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Israeli ambassador in Moscow to demand explanations for the airstrikes Israel conducted near the Syrian city of Palmyra last week, the ministry confirmed.

"Next time, if the Syrian aerial defense apparatus acts against our planes, we will destroy it", Avigdor Lieberman told Israeli Public Radio on Sunday.

That includes the Arrow, created to intercept long-range ballistic missiles in the stratosphere with an eye on Iran, and Iron Dome, which defends against short-range rockets from Gaza. Russian Federation is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Zionist air strikes on Syria may endanger the occupation entity and must be reconsidered, a conclusion drawn by a number of Israeli analysts who asserted that the Syrian response during any upcoming operation might be stronger.

Nasrallah, however, said that Israel has been using "all kinds of excuses" throughout the war to intervene, and that what they are really afraid of is an ISIS defeat, because that would mean a Hezbollah victory.

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