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Israeli Jet Shot Down After Bombing Iranian Site In Syria

11 February 2018

Such "terrorist action" by Israel would be met with a "severe and serious response", it said.

Israel on Saturday struck 12 targets in Syria, including four Iranian targets, in a "large-scale attack" after an Iranian military drone penetrated Israeli airspace, the Israel Defense Forces said.

"Over 1,000 civilian casualties from airstrikes were reported in the first week of February alone" in the Syrian government offensives.

"The question is whether the Iranians will respond or lower the fire at this stage", said Ephraim Kam, a senior researcher at Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies.

But, he argues, it is not in Israel's interest to escalate the conflict.

In a meeting in Moscow last month, Netanyahu reiterated Israel's concerns of what he described as the attempts of Iran to establish a military presence in Syria and produce accurate weapons against Israel there.

"This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran's risky actions that undermine the situation in our region". "Benjamin Netanyahu was in the opposition when the Israeli government attacked southern Lebanon and lost to Hezbollah in 2006, and he fears another escalation in which Hezbollah is substantially stronger after the experience it's gained on the Syrian battlefield", Blumenthal told RT.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Iranian television Saturday that countries are mistaken if they think bombing their neighbors will bring good results, Reuters reported.

Conricus, the Israel Defense Forces spokesman, confirmed that between 15 and 20 surface-to-air missiles were launched by Syria as Israel launched the second round of attacks.

But regarding the downing of the Israeli F-16, Syria's Allies Command said "we hail the courageous retaliation of Damascus". Across the border the event was taken as a victory, with dozens of Lebanese celebrating and waving Hezbollah's flag. "Today's formulas mean the old formulas have fallen".

"I have recently spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin", Netanyahu said cited by his press office.

"The Russian side called for any steps, which might trigger a new spiral of risky confrontations for all in the region, to be avoided", the Kremlin press service said.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said Tehran "believes Syria has the right to legitimate self-defence".

Israeli politicians from across the spectrum largely backed the government's response.

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Israel says the situation started with an Iranian drone crossing into its territory from Syria at around 4:30 a.m. Tzipi Livni of the opposition Zionist Union faction said the government must do more to build worldwide backing for Israeli attacks in Syria.

Air raid sirens had gone off in Israel in the early hours of the morning following the UAV interception and raids.

The Israeli military spokesman said Israel did not seek escalation in the region, calling its action a "defensive effort triggered by an Iranian act of aggression".

Syrian army officials said the drone was carrying out a routine mission against the Islamic State over Syrian airspace, according to the news site Al-Manar.

Netanyahu also said he spoke with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

The current violence is the first direct engagement between Iran and Israel, said Sami Nader, head of the Beirut-based Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs.

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Israeli Jet Shot Down After Bombing Iranian Site In Syria