By Jason Ditz
In late Could, Russia fired S-300 missiles at Israeli jets attacking Syria. Israeli DM Benny Gantz confirmed this, calling it a “one-off.” The incident was reported when it occurred, however that is the primary time officers are discussing it.
Russia has lengthy complained about Israeli assaults on Syria, however this marks the primary time they’ve truly fired on them over it. Israel says the planes weren’t in peril, and certainly stated the heaviest fireplace got here after the planes had already left.
Absent within the experiences on this incident was something from Russia explaining the usual by which Israeli planes can anticipate related resistance. Typically, Russia opposes Israeli operations close to Russian bases.
That’s hasn’t occurred once more means that it might properly have been a “one-off,” as Israel has been attacking Syria semi-regularly these days. Negotiations between the 2 nations might have sorted out what the purple strains are.