The development comes just a day after the israel Defence Forces claimed that the Iron Dome air defence system had intercepted four projectiles allegedly launched from Syria. Damascus has yet to comment on these claims.
The strike by the Israeli Air Force on Syrian territory is contrary to the principles of international law and leads to an unnecessary escalation of tensions. The Russian Foreign Ministry considers these steps to be incorrect, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.
“We are, of course, in contact with all our partners, finding out the circumstances. Striking the territory of a sovereign state is completely contrary to the principles of international law and leads to an escalation of tensions, which no one needs,” Bogdanov said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken to Twitter to comment on the IDF strike against “dozens of military targets” allegedly belonging to Iran’s Quds Force, an elite unit in the Revolutionary Guards Corps, and the Syrian Army.
“I made it clear that whoever is hurting us – will be hurt. This is what we did tonight against military targets of Iranian Quds force and Syrian military targets in Syria after last night’s rocket launches were launched at israel. We will continue to maintain Israel’s security firmly,” Netanyahu tweeted.
His comment follows an early Wednesday statement issued by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), announcing that Israeli jets had…