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Netanyahu praises Israeli air force after reckless Christmas raid on Syria

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Israeli PM and acting defense chief Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the capabilities of his air force a day after IDF jets endangered two civilian flights while carrying out Christmas Day strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

https://www.rt.com/news/447481-netanyahu-air-force-syria-iran/

Netanyahu praises Israeli air force after reckless Christmas raid on Syria

An Israeli F-16 jet takes off from Ramon air base © REUTERS / Amir Cohen

Israeli PM and acting defense chief Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the capabilities of his air force a day after IDF jets endangered two civilian flights while carrying out Christmas Day strikes against ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

“We are standing steadfast on our red lines in Syria and everywhere else,” Netanyahu told cadets at a graduation ceremony at Hatzerim Air Force Base, noting that the air force’s unmatched potential allows them to reach areas “near and far, very far.”

While singing the praises to the “special capabilities” of his country’s airborne forces and arsenals that can destroy any target, Netanyahu did not directly comment on the latest strikes in Syria. He also failed to respond to the criticism of the Russian military which earlier had accused the Israeli air force of directly endangering two civilian flights over Damascus and the Lebanese capital Beirut during Tuesday night’s raid.

On the evening of Christmas Day, six Israeli F-16 fighter jets used two civilian flights as cover to strike a logistics compound on the outskirts of Damascus from Lebanese airspace, the Russian Defense Ministry said Wednesday. Thus, during the assault, the Syrian military was forced to restrict the use of air defense systems and radio jamming capabilities to avert a possible tragedy. Despite that advantage, only two of the sixteen Israeli-launched laser-guided bombs reached their targets, wounding three people, while the rest were intercepted.

While a potential tragedy involving civilian jets was averted on Tuesday, similar decoy tactics by Israel already led to horrific consequences back in September, when Syrian air defense units struck a Russian Il-20 plane, killing all 15 crew on board. At the time of the disaster, Israel’s F-16s were using the surveillance plane as cover during their raid against alleged ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria.

Yet, despite a record of reckless actions, Netanyahu remains committed to fighting the “Iranian military entrenchment in Syria,” by countering the threat “vigorously and continuously,” even through the holiday season.

Interociter Exeter

Good to see Mr. Netanyahu is getting into the holiday spirit of “Peace and Good will to all”. Pardon my sarcasm. Singing not Christmas carols, but the praises of his airborne forces and their act; not just reckless but utterly cowardly, of using civilian airliners as cover for their raids. Hats off to the Syrian military for destroying most of the 16 missiles and avoiding catastrophic loss of life (assuming the RT report to be correct in this matter).

Respect, Mr. Netanyahu, is not earned by fear, intimidation and acts of cowardice, but by honorable actions and compassionate deeds.

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