Israel threatens Syria after missiles fired at jets

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks at the Tel Ha Shomer IDF army base where he spoke to new army recruits on Sunday

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman speaks at the Tel Ha Shomer IDF army base where he spoke to new army recruits on Sunday

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said Russian Federation had "expressed concern".

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday summoned Israel's ambassador to explain the activity - the first time Israel has been asked to do so since Russian Federation entered the Syrian war two years ago.

"The next time the Syrians use their air Defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation", Lieberman said. -Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said Monday.

The latest Israeli attack was reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that the strike targeted a vehicle travelling on a road between Damascus and Quneitra, a town in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel. "On this there will be no compromise", Lieberman said Sunday.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syria's air defense apparatus if it targets Israeli fighter jets again, after the Assad regime tried to shoot down IAF planes last week.

It carried out strikes to help "Isis terrorist gangs and in a desperate attempt to raise their deteriorating morale and divert attention away from the victories which the Syrian Arab Army is making in the face of the terrorist organisations", a Syrian army statement said.

Netanyahu has held a series of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin in recent months to establish a mechanism to avoid accidental clashes between their forces in Syria.

"Our policy is very consistent".

"Our main problem is with the transfer of advanced weapons from Syria to Lebanon. That is what was and that is what will be", he said.

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