Christmas Day (2018): Tsahal managed to bomb a target in Syria despite new anti-air protection. This is the second time that the aeronautical military is operating in Syria following the deployment of the S-300 missiles, state-of-the-art missiles and the coordination system: Polyana D4M1.

The Israeli planes fired missiles from Lebabon’s air space in the direction of an airport in the capital of Syria, just as the city was celebrating the birth of Christ for the first time since the end of the war. The anti-air protection destroyed several missiles but at least one succeeded in striking its target: personalities who were climbing on board an official Iranian plane to go to a funeral in Teheran. It is likely that three of them were injured in addition to three Syrian soldiers.

The issue is knowing how Tsahal was able to fire despite the new system of anti-air protection and the what role Russia has played.

Throughout the seven years of war, Israel has claimed that it did not interfere in Syria’s internal affairs. Meanwhile the Syrian Arab Republic charged it with providing air support to the jihadists and to equipping them with arms. Last week, Tsahal acknowledged that it has proceeded to more than 250 bombings during the third quarter of 2018, that is, at least 2.7 per day.

Anoosha Boralessa