Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria

  • Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria

Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes in Syria

The Zionist circles also highlighted the Russian action of summoning the Zionist ambassador to inform him about Moscow's stance which criticizes and rejects the Israeli aerial attack, stressing that this means Russia is clearly against any Zionist escalation in Syria.

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

His comments came hours after Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems for targeting the Israeli aircraft during the bombing run Friday.

Though the Israeli military has denied any of its fighter jets were shot down, it did say Friday that it had intercepted several anti-aircraft missiles. "We won't hesitate. Israel's security is above everything else; there will be no compromise".

Syria media reported early Monday that Israeli jets took out a number of targets near the Lebanon-Syria border including a Hezbollah weapons convoy and Syrian military sites.

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.

Brig Gen Nitzan Nuriel, a former director of counter-terrorism in the Israeli prime minister's bureau until 2012, said conflict with Hezbollah was inevitable as the group sought ever more advanced anti-aircraft missiles, heavy rockets and tactical weapons, but he believed Assad had seriously misread the situation.

"Our policy is very consistent".

Israel's military said it had been targeting weapons bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, which backs the Damascus regime in Syria. "That is what was and that is what will be", he said.