Israeli Security Cabinet Expresses Sorrow Over Deadly Downing of Russian Plane in Syria

Netanyahu vows to 'continue to act against Iran’s entrenchment in Syria' before heading to New York for UN General Assembly


Israeli Security Cabinet Expresses Sorrow Over Deadly Downing of Russian Plane in Syria

Israel’s security cabinet convened an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss recent tensions with Syria after the downing of a Russian plane last week, which killed 15 Russian airmen.

“The ministers share in the deep sorrow of the Russian families and the Russian people after the loss of life of the aircrew of the Russian plane, that was downed by irresponsible Syrian fire,” the security cabinet said in a rare statement after the meeting.

“We will continue to act against Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and we will continue to coordinate between the IDF and the Russian military,” the statement continued.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu echoed these comments on his way to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly gathering.

“Over the past three years Israel has been extremely successful in preventing Iranian entrenchment in Syria and Iran’s attempts to transfer deadly weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Netanyahu said, adding: “We did it with the utmost security coordination with Syria’s military, which has been very successful.”

“We give the IDF full backing in its actions to defend the country,” Netanyahu continued. “We will continue to act against Iran’s entrenchment in Syria and we will continue to coordinate between the IDF and the Russian military.”

Fifteen Russian airmen were killed when the Ilyushin 20 airplane was mistakenly shot down by Syria’s air defenses soon after an Israeli strike near the Syrian coastal city of Latakia. The Israel Air Force attacked a facility inside Syria containing systems to manufacture precision rockets for Iran and Hezbollah.

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  1. Russian is secretly allied with Israel.

    Russia plays a role for Israel. Putin is playing both sides. His survival depends upon Israel’s safety.

    This is why Russia has not responded.

    Israel will stand and nothing of “significance” will occur.

    Pin it..on your frontal loop…

    “THE TROLLS” and disinfo crowd are hitting this hard,
    so it must be important! I would take it seriously.

  2. The ministers share in the deep sorrow of getting caught red handed, lying and presenting false evidence to Russian investigators.

  3. Israel is so sorry it blew up the Towers in NY and did a fake plane job on the Pentagon and stole a few trillion dollars and treat Palestinians worse than slaves and steal land from neighbors but wonder why those neighbors hate them and have iilegal nukes but refuse international inspections while hypocritically criticizing Iran and have illegally hi jacked our government and on and on and on.
    • “Larry Silverstein – is a Jewish American businessman from New York. Silverstein obtained a 99 year lease on the entire world trade center complex on 24 July, 2001. [3] The towers were in fact close to worthless, being filled with asbestos, [4] yet Silverstein “felt a compelling urge to own them”. Silverstein had breakfast in “Windows on the World” restaurant (located in North Tower 107th Floor) every morning. [5] but broke this routine on the morning of 11 September 2001. Silverstein’s two children, who also worked in the WTC, were also absent from work that day. Larry Silverstein was paid a little over $4.5 Billion in insurance money as a result of the destruction of the WTC complex. [6] Silverstein was on personal friendship terms with Zionist media-magnate Rupert Murdoch, former Israeli president Ariel Sharon, as well as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Silverstein was such good friends with Netanyahu that, according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz he would speak with him on the phone every sunday. [7]
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