Supposedly Russia Is Moving to Limit Israeli Strikes on Syria

But we've heard this story before

Russia has “run out of patience” with Israel in Syria and is planning a shift in its policies toward Israeli sorties over the country, according to an unconfirmed report on Saturday.

The London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat cited an unnamed “well-informed” Russian source as saying that following talks with Washington, Moscow had got the impression that “Washington does not welcome the continuous Israeli raids,” and thus believes it has the freedom to act more aggressively to thwart them.

In light of this, the Russians were now supplying Syrian forces with more advanced anti-missile systems and know-how, making them more capable of shooting down Israeli armaments, the report said.

It claimed the effect of this was already being seen, with Syrian air defenses shooting down seven of eight Israeli missiles during a July 19 Israeli raid.

There was no outside confirmation of the Arab newspaper’s report.

Syrian media reported two Israeli attacks this week, on Monday night and early Thursday. It claimed that in both cases most missiles were shot down — though Syria has regularly made such claims in the past, in what Syrian war analysts have generally believed to be empty boasts.

Israel’s military does not comment on reports of specific strikes in Syria save for those that are in retaliation for attacks from the country.

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes against Iran-linked military targets in Syria over the years but rarely acknowledges or discusses such operations. Jerusalem fears Iranian entrenchment on its northern frontier, and it has repeatedly struck Iran-linked facilities and weapons convoys destined for Hezbollah.

Russia has repeatedly criticized Israeli strikes over the years.

In January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Jerusalem should provide Moscow with intelligence about suspected threats so that it can “neutralize” them, rather than attack them itself.

“If Israel is really forced to respond to threats to the Israeli security coming from the Syrian territory, we have told our Israeli colleagues many times: if you see such threats, please give us the information,” Lavrov said at the time.

Russia has deployed a large military presence in Syria to support dictator Bashar Assad through his country’s brutal civil war. In order to prevent unwanted clashes, Jerusalem and Moscow have maintained a so-called deconfliction mechanism, which has allowed the two countries to effectively communicate with one another and avoid altercations.

This mechanism has been generally successful, with the notable exception of an incident in September 2018, in which a Russian spy plane was shot down by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile that had been fired in response to an Israeli attack.

Moscow blamed Israel for the deaths of the troops on board the aircraft, saying Israeli planes had hidden behind the Russian aircraft, a charge that the Israel Defense Forces fiercely denied.

Source: The Times of Israel

  1. ken says

    “Russia has deployed a large military presence in Syria to support dictator Bashar Assad through his country’s brutal civil war.”

    Laughing out loud! Look at the corruption charges in Israel. Look at the assaults on humanity against the Palestinians.

    Quick question. How many Christians and other people has Assad surrounded and starved?

    Every time a Palestinian child throws a rock at a IDF ‘person’ the State of Israel bombs the shit out of them. Can anyone show me where Assad is doing the same?

    As for Russia stopping this….. I’d have to see that to believe it. They would end up fighting the US as 99% of US politicians are more beholden to Israel than their own country.

    Yeah, the Times of Israel is right up their with their New York Slimes brethren.

  2. Raptar Driver says

    The hardware is already in Syria to shoot down the fake jews.
    What is needed is the will to use it.
    I am talking about the Russian government here.

    1. yuri says

      rat driver expert on amerikan LGBT rats talks–does zero

  3. Jerry Hood says

    As l9ng as the 33rd degree freemason,Rus.Putin will be in power, not much is gping to change against the jewish thugs! Rus.Putin is corrupted by the ash claiming to be in WW2,but the only Nazi survivors= AshkeNazi thugs!!! These brutsl and violent ashkeNazis/ zionazis understands only brutal force!!! One day, Russia will have to turn against the zionazis in Isrealhell!!!!

    1. XSFRGR says

      I’m a 32 deg Freemason so why am I living on social security, and when do the big bucks kick in ???

      1. Mr Reynard says

        Yea, for the cookie you have to be 33 deg..32 deg No Cookie !

      2. 14thTroll says

        You must bow lower for satan before you get your treat.

  4. XSFRGR says

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  5. SteveK9 says

    When they start shooting down the planes, instead of the missiles, that will be a real message.

  6. kkk says

    Putin dermo, Israeli holop

  7. Pablo says

    The Russians reportedly told the Israelis: “If we catch you supplying arms to Ukraine, we will bomb Israel back to The Stone Age.”. I think the Russian attitude towards Israel is evolving towards a more hostile attitude. I think the day will come when the Khazar’s go too far and the Russians will administer severe punishment. Painful–for Israel–punishment.

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