Monday, November 30, 2015

Israel Defense Minister: Russian Military Jet Violated Israeli Airspace

Russian pilots ready a Su-30 fighter for a raid at Hmeimim aerodrome in Syria. Reuters File

Haaretz: Israeli Defense Minister: Russia Also Violated Our Airspace

The incident was 'an error' and marks the only failure so far in military coordination between the two countries over Syria, Moshe Ya'alon said.

Military coordination between Israel and Russia over Syria broke down once, said Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Sunday.

Speaking on Israel Radio, Ya’alon said that despite Israeli and Russian efforts to coordinate military operations in Syria, on one occasion a Russian plane penetrated Israel's airspace by one mile. Ya'alon said that Israel immediately made contact and the plane immediately returned to Syrian airspace.

He defined the incident as an “error," caused by the pilot’s flying in close proximity to the Golan Heights. The Israeli and Russian air forces have been conducting talks in recent months, regarding coordination measures that will prevent “misunderstandings” when their military forces, particularly the air forces and navies of both countries, operate in the theater.

More News On The Israeli Defense Minister's Remarks That A Russian Military Jet Violated Israeli Airspace

Russia sometimes breaches Israeli air space, top defense official reveals -- Times of Israel
Israel says Russian jet breached airspace without incident -- CBS/AP
Minister: Russia Plane Entered Israel Control Zone From Syria -- Defense News/AFP
Ya’alon: Russian jet recently breached our airspace, wasn’t shot down -- Times of Israel
Israel says it averts shooting Russian planes with communication -- The Guardian/AP
'No need to shoot': Israel reveals Russian warplane ‘crossed’ into its control zone from Syria -- RT
Russian plane enters 1.5 km into Israel from Syria, retreats after communication -- IBTimes
Analysis: Israeli Army Avoids Poking Russian Bear With a Stick - Amos Harel, Haaretz

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