Iran Condemns Israel's Violation of Syrian Airspace

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Until now, he said, when Israel attacked Hezbollah convoys in the country, it "usually went without a response or with an insignificant response from the Syrian side".

Israeli Channel 10 TV reported that Israel deployed its Arrow defense system for the first time against a real threat and hit an incoming missile, intercepting it before it exploded in Israel.

"The next time the Syrians use their air defence systems against our planes we will destroy them without the slightest hesitation", Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said in remarks broadcast on Israeli public radio.

Damascus said Syrian anti-aircraft systems confronted the planes and shot one of them down over Israeli- controlled territory and hit another.

"Our policy is very consistent", Netanyahu said.

"Each time we discover arms transfers from Syria to Lebanon we will act to stop them".

The sources also reported that the weapons that were bombed by the IAF in Syria and were to be transported to Hezbollah, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about, are already in the terrorist organization's hands.

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The Israeli military denied that any planes had been struck.

Jordan, which borders both Israel and Syria, said parts of the missiles fell in its rural northern areas, including the Irbid district, leaving debris which caused only minimal damage.

"We do not want to clash with the Russians".

Assaf Orion, senior research fellow at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies, told the Times of Israel Syria's regime might be emboldened by its strengthening ties with Iran and Russian Federation.

Israel is officially neutral in Syria's civil war but has unilaterally reserved right to intervene to prevent potential shipments of advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah group based in Lebanon.

Hezbollah's Secretary-General also addressed the Syrian civil war, saying: "After six years of war in Syria, the countries and worldwide forces that devised the plot against Syria are faced with the bloody reality, which is a disappointment and a failure". Israel officials were quoted as saying.

The group said it was an Israeli drone that had carried out the strike. Late previous year, IDF troops operating in the disputed Golan region came under fire from militants of the ISIS affiliate Khalid ibn al-Walid Army, Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.

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