Just when we thought things in the Middle East had calmed a bit after the U.S. strike on Syria, Israel Defense Forces acknowledged the launch of an Iron Dome missile late yesterday.
According to reports, the anti-aircraft missile took out a Syrian drone that had crossed the Israeli border.
That drone was almost certainly supplied directly or indirect by Russia.
The possibility that this move will result in escalation from Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists and/or Syrian defense forces has western defense forces on high alert.
As if we weren’t already busy with North Korea.
Here’s more from Daily Caller…
Israel’s patriot missile system shot down a drone over the Golan heights Thursday, the Israeli Defense Forces announced Thursday.
The shoot down follows a reported Israeli airstrike on a Hezbollah target near Damascus International Airport Wednesday. The strike hit weapons freshly ferried from Iran for the Lebanese terrorist group who is fighting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Israel has not confirmed the strike, and usually does not acknowledge its airstrikes inside Syria.
The Syrian aircraft’s penetration of Israeli airspace could trigger another military strike from Israel. When Syria fired an anti-aircraft missile into Israel in late March, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman declared to Israeli media, “The next time the Syrians use their air defense systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also declared in late March, “When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have intelligence and it is operationally feasible, we act to prevent it.”
#BREAKING video: Launch of a Patriot missile from northern Israel against an unidentified aircraft pic.twitter.com/TQYgxgG7PV
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