Israel to Russia: Assad's safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (July 11) to yet again complain against Iranian presence in Syria.

It was shot down over the Sea of Galilee and the army has ordered all boats off the water as a precautionary measure, the Jerusalem Post reported.

In February, an Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed while attacking Iranian targets in Syria.

"We are still looking into why it crossed - whether it was on a military mission and crossed on goal, or it strayed", he said, while adding that the latter scenario was "not common". Iran, the adviser said, would "not allow Syria to become an arena for the activities of terrorist groups". Putin replied that such a demand was unrealistic, leading some to fear that Netanyahu would agree to some kind of arrangement under which Russian Federation promised to keep said Iranian forces in check, while allowing them to remain deployed within striking distance of Israel.

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Israel has previously reacted furiously to reports that their missiles were intercepted, and has used those interceptions as a pretext for further attacks.

But he said Moscow should encourage any Iranian forces in the area to leave.

Since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011, Israel has repeatedly targeted positions of the Syrian army and Lebanon's Shia movement Hezbollah backing it inside the country.

"Today, an worldwide Islamic army has been formed in Syria, and the voices of the Muslims are heard near the Golan", Salami said, as quoted by the Times of Israel. Under Assad family rule, Syria held direct negotiations with Israel in the United States in 2000 and indirect talks mediated by Turkey in 2008, discussions predicated on a full or partial return of the Golan.

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Israel has made its policy to respond to every fire towards its northern part of the territory, whether intentional or not, claiming a breach of its sovereignty.

IDF spokesperson Jonathan Conricus said the F-16 was targeting "Iranian control systems in Syria" that sent a drone into Israeli airspace.

The military said it struck three Syrian posts "in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV", or unmanned aerial vehicle.

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