A Syrian official said his country will respond “at the appropriate time,” after Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over Israeli airspace Tuesday. Air raid sirens sounded in northern Israel for a second straight day, and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights remain on high alert as the war inside Syria rages. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made sure that Russian President Vladimir Putin knows where Israel’s red lines are in Syria.
And one of them is the Golan Heights, where Syrian jets are moving way too close for Israel’s comfort. “Our air defense systems identified a Syrian Air Force jet that took off from the T-4 Syrian Air Force Base and penetrated Israeli airspace. This is a gross violation of the 1974 Separation of Forces agreement with Syria. I have reiterated and made clear that we will not accept any such violation,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. READ MORE