Israeli Missile Shoots Down 'Target' over Golan

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Israel shot down what it identified only as "a target" over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport.

"The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights," the official Israeli army Twitter account said, without elaborating.

A military spokeswoman refused to comment on Israeli media reports that the object was a drone.

Syria's state news agency SANA said earlier that several Israeli missiles hit near Damascus airport at dawn.

Israel has not confirmed or denied the reported Damascus attack.

But Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said it was consistent with Israel's policy to prevent arms transfers through to Hizbullah, while stopping short of confirming his country was behind the incident.

"We are acting to prevent the transfer of sophisticated weapons from Syria to Hizbullah in Lebanon by Iran," Katz told army radio.

"When we receive serious information about the intention to transfer weapons to Hizbullah, we will act. This incident is totally consistent with this policy."

In Moscow, the Kremlin called for restraint and the foreign ministry condemned the attack.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not say if Israel had warned Moscow of the strike, saying only that their defence ministries "are in constant dialogue".

In Moscow, visiting Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu that Israel would not allow "concentration of Iranian or Hizbullah forces on the Golan border," Lieberman’s office said.

Israel has conducted multiple air strikes in Syria since that country's civil war erupted in 2011, most of which it has said targeted arms convoys or warehouses of its Lebanese arch-foe Hizbullah, which is a key supporter of the Syrian regime.

Last month, it said it had carried out several strikes near the Syrian desert city of Palmyra, targeting what it said were "advanced weapons" belonging to Hizbullah.

The strikes prompted Syria to launch ground-to-air missiles, one of which was intercepted over Israeli territory in the most serious flare-up between the two neighbors since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometers (460 square miles) of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognized by the international community.

Around 510 square kilometers of the Golan are under Syrian control.

Comments 14
Thumb s.o.s 27 April 2017, 20:47

LoL I'm pretty sure it wasn't a Sukhoi T50 ! It was a hizbi drone equipped with an IED. The same Da3is use in Mosoul, what a coincidence!

Thumb s.o.s 27 April 2017, 21:11

Mowaten, I heard you loud and clear. Your parents obviously failed your education, that's probably because themselves are uneducated. I bet you burp and fart during dinner.
Hopeless houthians.,,

Thumb liberty 27 April 2017, 21:18

the iranian troll has no shame no honor
devil worshiper

Thumb s.o.s 27 April 2017, 22:11

Liberty, tirbeye, ma fi! Typical houthian household.

Thumb enterprise 28 April 2017, 03:39

typical shia

Thumb justin 27 April 2017, 20:50

loool

Thumb ParvizAmir 27 April 2017, 20:53

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued instructions a few hours ago to the Islamic Resistance in Lebanon. Its response was decisive, swift, and unwavering.

Thumb ___flamethrower___ 27 April 2017, 20:55

lulz

Thumb marcus 27 April 2017, 21:00

it's been a good day for Lebanon.

Thumb liberty 27 April 2017, 21:11

I just hope assad tries to fly one 'real' fighter jet near the israeli border and watch his entire air force gets wiped out the face of the earth in 60 seconds.

Thumb enterprise 28 April 2017, 04:00

i doubt it would even take that long.

Thumb ex-fpm 27 April 2017, 21:24

DNA - 27/04/2017 كمان وكمان..غارة إسرائيلية في سوريا
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85cb2lWqQLg

Thumb enterprise 28 April 2017, 04:06

I could not stop laughing when one of those paid guest experts was asked why the Syrian defense systems did not engage the israelis, he replied " a sign of syria's deterrent force is to economize using this deterrent force".

Thumb galaxy 28 April 2017, 13:53

loool