The blast awakened in the night on the last Friday of hundreds of Israelis on the border with Jordan, resulted in many changes. Israel, of course, is not the first time shelled a convoy with weapons for Hezbollah in Syria. However, for the first time since the civil war began, the representative of the Ministry of defence confirmed the attack officially.
To this he was forced of circumstances: Syrian air defenses fired first, Israeli bombers missiles s-200. When there is a threat of dropping one of them into Israeli neighborhoods, Israel has pioneered the Arrow system for intercepting ballistic missiles.
For the first time in the history of air defense missile was shot down by a missile complex — that’s why in the night on Friday and there was a massive explosion.
For six years, is raging in Syria’s bloody civil war. During this time, the Israeli air force often shelled, convoys with weapons for Lebanese Hizbollah, which the soldiers are fighting on the side of the dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Israeli bombing was intended to prevent the strategically important missiles in the hands of this group.
Russia summoned the Israeli Ambassador to the foreign Ministry
So far Russia, the main force supporting the Syrian regime, and thus indirectly associated with Hizbullah, turned a blind eye to the Israeli attacks due to the special agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin. However, after two Israeli attacks at the end of last week, the Kremlin spoke in a different tone, which is extremely puzzled Israelis.
In fact, they could be satisfied that was hit by a Syrian rocket: they not only succeeded in preventing the supply of dangerous weapons to Hezbollah, but also proved that their unique anti-missile defense effective.
However, for the first time there was something else: for the first time after the Israeli shelling of Syrian territory, the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov called the Israeli Ambassador in Moscow, Gary Koren, and demanded an explanation regarding this attack.
And when on Sunday, a Palestinian activist Yasser al-Sayed (Jasser al-Sayed) was killed on the Golan heights an Israeli missile, because, according to Israeli sources, was prepared on the border of a terrorist attack, Koren was summoned to the Russian foreign Ministry for the second time — on an even tougher conversation.
“The Russians know how to speak with the Israelis”, happily said the Syrian representative at the UN Bashar al-Jaafari (Baschar al-Dschafari). According to him, the Israelis warned that “if they will continue in the same spirit, it will lead to the escalation of the situation.” Jaafari made clear that the Russian air defense in the event of new attacks by Israel can use more modern s-300 missiles. Thus, in Syria, he said, was “rewritten the rules of the game”.
“The Russian signal is clear: you can’t do anything in Syria without our consent,” — said the expert on Russian-Israeli relations Alex Tentser (Alex Tenzer) in interview to our edition. But Israel has not asked Russia for permission to attack Syrian territory, admitted the intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz.
After military successes in Aleppo and other places Putin feels more confident in herself, as, in the opinion of Tentser, his appetites are growing. “Russia sends to Syria new soldiers to ensure their own interests in the long term, in particular to strengthen its naval base in Tartus.” It bothers the Israelis because of Putin’s success can also win their main enemy Iran and Hezbollah.
Iran in January has strengthened its economic position in Syria, when “Guardians of the Islamic revolution” was allowed access to local mobile networks and to refineries. In addition, they receive a license to use 5 thousand hectares of land for agricultural purposes as well as to phosphate mining in the South of Syria.
The Iranian Navy from the Israeli coast
In addition, the Iranians want to create the middle East’s largest energy network, which will link Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. Most of all Jerusalem worried that the Iranians will have at their disposal also a port on the Mediterranean, and then their Navy will be located in the vicinity of Israel.
This is what I wanted to prevent Prime Minister Netanyahu, going on last week in Moscow for talks with Putin. Is it the attempt failed?
After the air attacks and reprisals from the Russian side, Netanyahu was forced to explain Israel’s policies: “When we struggle with trying to supply Hezbollah with the latest weapons, we achieve”, the Prime Minister said and added: “it used to be, so it will continue. Our determination is unwavering, and it should be understood by everyone. Each”.
A former adviser to Netanyahu on terrorism Nitzan Nuriel (Nuriel Nitzan) believes, however, that the probability of escalation with Russia is small: “Moscow at least for economic reasons will do anything to avoid a direct confrontation Israeli and Russian weapons.” Because if it turns out as less effective Russian weapon system, “it will have very bad consequences for the export of Russian weapons throughout the world,” the expert explained in an interview with our publication.
Syria, in turn, also does not want to question their military successes, getting involved with a war with Israel. Other sources in tel Aviv, suggested that Russia was forced to react, because Israel previously had to formally acknowledge the use of missile weapon, as it literally made a lot of noise. Thus, shot down by a Syrian missile was a great technological success, caused, however, a big diplomatic scandal.