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The Israeli Defense Force said Tuesday morning that it intercepted a Syrian aircraft that infiltrated Israeli airspace.
"Moment ago, a Syrian aircraft infiltrated Israeli airspace. IDF's Patriot air defense system intercepted the aircraft," IDF tweeted.
originally posted by: Aqualung2012
It was a drone...
An Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace on Tuesday, the military said, without disclosing the type of plane it intercepted.
Israel Radio said the aircraft was a drone and was shot down over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
originally posted by: option158
a reply to: ownbestenemy
isGolan Heights in Syria?
Yes and no. It is a shared region between Israel and Syria that was borne from contention during the "Six Day War"
Bregman's account of the conflict born of the cursed victory is intelligent, informative and rich in telling details. His primary focus is on Israel; on the Palestinian side of this tragic story he is less well-informed. But he does deploy first-hand testimonies to show what it is like to be at the receiving end of the occupation with its trigger-happy soldiers, torture of Arab prisoners, systematic abuse of human rights, curfews and blockades. He also notes that a major feature of the occupation is the recruitment of an army of informers and collaborators as well as the insidious effect of this practice on Palestinian society. He is at his best when dealing with the diplomacy surrounding the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially in 1999-2000 when Ehud Barak was prime minister. Barak was a former chief of staff, and his country's most highly decorated soldier, but he was no diplomat. In a curious inversion of Clausewitz's famous dictum, he regarded diplomacy as the pursuit of war by other means. For Barak, Syria was a major military threat to Israel whereas the Palestinians were not. By making peace with Syria, Barak hoped to change the entire strategic landscape of the region and to leave the Palestinian Authority so weak and isolated that it would have no alternative but to accept his paltry terms. A peace deal with Syria was indeed possible but it carried a price tag: complete Israeli withdrawal to the pre-1967 lines, which left the Syrians with access to the north-eastern shore of Lake Tiberias. A meeting between Barak and the Syrian foreign minister under American patronage at Shepherdstown, in January 2000, collapsed when Barak refused to pay that price. Despite this failure, Barak persuaded Clinton to do his bidding at a make-or-break summit with President Hafez al-Assad in Geneva two months later. It was a fool's errand. Once again Barak got cold feet, fearing the electoral consequences of withdrawal from the Golan Heights. On the morning of the meeting, he gave Clinton a script that insisted on Israeli sovereignty over a 400-metre-wide strip of land between Syria and the lake. So the summit was doomed before it even started and themuch-vaunted breakthrough turned into a spectacular setback. Clinton discovered to his cost that there was no sweet-talking Hafez al-Assad.