Syria fires missiles at Israeli warplanes on bombing run

His threat comes after Syria fired anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli military jets overnight Thursday into Friday.

Syria responded by firing several missiles at the aircraft - one of which was intercepted by Israel's air defense systems.

Russian Federation summoned its ambassador to Israel for clarifications following Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

Tel Aviv Syria tried to shoot down a squadron of Israeli warplanes that had carried out an airstrike near the desert city of Palmyra, in the most serious confrontation between the two countries for several years.

The Syrian army said that it had shot down one Israeli jet and damaged another, a claim that Israel denied. At least one of the Syrian missiles was intercepted by Israel's cutting-edge "Arrow" antimissile system, Israeli media reported.

However, Arrow is created to intercept long-range ballistic missiles high in the stratosphere, so it remained unclear why the system would have been used in this particular incident.

The army said the incident set off sirens in Jewish settlement communities in the Jordan Valley, part of the West Bank.

In April 2016, Netanyahu admitted for the first time that Israel had attacked dozens of convoys transporting weapons in Syria destined for Hezbollah, which fought a 2006 war with Israel and is now battling alongside the Damascus regime.

Damascus described the operation as "blatant aggression" and an attempt by Israel to support "terrorist gangs" of Islamic State.

Israeli jets have been hitting targets in Syria since at least 2013, when United States officials told CNN they believed IDF jets had struck inside Syrian territory.

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

There has been sporadic cross-border fire between the two countries since the start of the Syrian war in 2011. At that time, Israeli officials would not say when the missile would become operational. Liberman, who was visiting an IDF enlistment center on a day when armored corps recruits were being absorbed told reporters that "new elections are the last thing the nation of Israel needs at this time, which is why I hope a compromise will be found". None of the missiles struck the jets, but one was intercepted by a missile defense system north of Jerusalem, Haaretz reports, adding there were no Israeli casualties in the incident.