Russia Fires on Israeli Military Aircraft
Russian fighter jets reportedly fired at least twice on Israeli military aircraft in Syria. This report is according to the top selling newspaper, Yedioth Athronoth. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now seeking to talk with Russian authorities to smooth out the tension between Russia and Israel. They want better coordination with Russia to prevent occurrences like this from happening again.
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The Israeli newspaper has not released any dates or locations on the attacks.
Israel has been bombing Syria in order to hinder the acquisition of weaponry from Syria to Hezbollah militants. To prevent any bombings from unintentionally striking Russian forces, Israel has set up a hotline with Russian authorities.
According to Yedioth Athronoth, the reported Russian firing on Israeli planes was initially brought up to Putin when speaking with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, who visited Moscow on March 15.
The Kremlin now claims the reports are false. Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call to journalists, “In this case, Israeli press reports are far from reality.” However, Peskov declined to comment on whether or not Russia fired upon Israeli military aircraft.