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Gantz Says Russia Fired at Israeli Jets over Syria in May

Gantz Says Russia Fired at Israeli Jets over Syria in May

Wednesday, 27 July, 2022 - 06:30
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Reuters file photo

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has revealed that Russian forces opened fire on Israeli warplanes in May using advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, at the end of an Israeli attack on targets in Syria.


The incident was first reported by Channel 13 news a week after the strike on May 13, in which the Israeli air force bombed Syrian military infrastructure near Masyaf in northwestern Syria.


“It was a one-off incident,” Gantz told a conference in response to a question on Tuesday.


“Our jets weren’t even in the area,” Gantz said.


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