Syrian air force violation of Golan buffer zone led to Israeli downing its Sukhoi

Israeli Patriots downed a Syrian Sukhoi fighter 2 km inside Israel on Tuesday. DEBKAfile: The intrusion stemmed from Syria’s insistence on its freedom to fly over the buffer zone (as defined in the 1974 disengagement accord) and Israel’s abstention from raising a challenge to this claim. The incident also accentuated the Israeli-Russian dispute over interpretation of this accord. The IDF statement after the event affirmed Israel’s military vigilance and high state of preparedness for responding to violations of the 1974 accord. But Moscow and Damascus have a different take on their meaning. On July 19, DEBKAfile reported that, in the view of the Assad regime, any Israeli attempt to down Syrian planes over the buffer zone would be deemed an Israeli violation. Syrian aircraft may only be attacked when crossing into Israel air space. Hence the high significance of the account that the Sukhoi downed by an Israel Patriot dropped on Syrian soil.

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24 thoughts on “Syrian air force violation of Golan buffer zone led to Israeli downing its Sukhoi

  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 15:31 at 15:31
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    good target practice,, maybe next shot fly through assads palace roof and few ruskies & assad be knocking about hope fully gearing up to isa 17

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 15:45 at 15:45
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    Great…. Balagan…

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    • Jul 25, 2018 @ 1:44 at 1:44
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      Sucks to be you.

      Happy Nakba!

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 15:49 at 15:49
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    Russia does not speak for Syria or Iran – Russia is an occupying totalitarian force invited by a genocidal dictator who gases his own people and slaughters to remain in power.

    Russia cannot and will not control Iran. Iran is an occupier whose goal is to conquer and destroy on the path to Israel’s destruction – or so they think. There cannot be two or three bullies in Syria at the same time. At some point they will conflict.

    Israel’s #1 job is to keep Iran and its proxies away from Israel because they are an evil and existential threat. Full stop.

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    • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:12 at 16:12
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      Behold, as a lion that ascends from the heights of the Jordan to a strong dwelling, when I bring the moment [that] I will hasten them over her, for who is like Me and who will appoint Me a time, and who is a shepherd who will stand before Me?

      R. Johanan said likewise: Let him come, and let me not see him. Resh Lakish said to him: Why so? Shall we say, because it is written, As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him,’ or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him?

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:18 at 16:18
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    Surely the issue is not where the Syrian plane came down. Rather it is where was it located when hit.

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    • Jul 24, 2018 @ 17:18 at 17:18
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      Yes Musing. But that kind realization requires a real brain. As you know there aren’t many, if any around those parts.

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:37 at 16:37
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    Gj….now we need more missiles towards assad and the russians.

    And for the religious idiots who keep posting bible versus…srsly fuck off …you and your piece of shit fake bible

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    • Jul 25, 2018 @ 1:46 at 1:46
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      LOL!

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:39 at 16:39
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    LIKE SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 16:51 at 16:51
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    Ayatollahs are “fishing” again – This time they will be caught with the “skirts up” even above their ears: exposing seldom washed, but always LYING a^*holes…

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 17:41 at 17:41
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    The point about the plane crashing in Syrian territory is moot based upon the fact that the Israeli fighter jet was shot at by Syria and it managed to also land in its own territory of Israel.

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Israel is clamoring for war.

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    • Jul 24, 2018 @ 20:54 at 20:54
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      Not. Israel is interested in living, learning, producing, working, and prospering…all made very difficult under conditions of war.

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    • Jul 25, 2018 @ 1:48 at 1:48
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      Porkish,

      Fascist Iran is clamoring for war. One without and one within.

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 18:35 at 18:35
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    The Sukhoi was over Israeli territory when the Patriots were fired. That is the end of the inquiry. It doesn’t matter where the plan went down. Violate territorial boundaries and get shot down. Just like Turkey destroyed the Russian jet – even if just a kilometer wrong side of the line, the plane is hit, no apologies. If another Syrian plane crosses into Israel, hit it, too. A mortar round “mistakenly” crosses the border, hit the mortar crew. These are simple rules, break them and you deserve what’s coming at you.

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 18:48 at 18:48
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    This Syrian Sukhoi was targeted for destruction the millisecond it crossed to the west over the Separation of Forces Line B.

    Message to pilots flying in Syria: “Life is tough; it gets tougher if you’re stupid.”

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 19:28 at 19:28
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    Spector, stick to the topic. If the Bible annoys you, go argue your points with the Author.

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 19:36 at 19:36
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    This war is not over until the Iranian Nazi government, Adolpfh Erdogan Hitler, and the Syrian Hezbollah Nazis are destroyed! Erdogan Hitler Adolph Hitlers son must be hung as soon as possible may both their names be erased! He has too much Armenian, Kurdish, and Sunni Blood on his hands! I heard Adolph Erdogan bathes in the blood of Kurdish children he murders! Don’t worry Adolph Erdogan The G-d of Israel has a special place in Hell ready prepared specially for Jew hating Nazis like you. The Good Turkish People should hang you publicly and make you and your family an example of what True evil people look like. Adolph Erdogan looks exactly like Hitler may they both Rot in Hell for their hatred and attempts of Genocide against Israel!

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    • Jul 24, 2018 @ 21:14 at 21:14
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      Hope you’re feeling better now after your verbal diarrhea? No wonder your enemies want you dead as you sound like someone suffering from a debilitating disease — might be infectious…

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 19:57 at 19:57
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    russian pilot was flying the jet and russia was behind. russia was trying to play with fire and it was burnt

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    • Jul 24, 2018 @ 21:47 at 21:47
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      Actually there were two pilots, one from Mars. Don’t ask, it’s classified…

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  • Jul 24, 2018 @ 22:23 at 22:23
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    Syrian jets have nothing to do in the land of Israel. Assad should stop playing around and instead starting to rebuild Syria.

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  • Jul 25, 2018 @ 1:55 at 1:55
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    I’m still confused, here. Did the Syrian team fly only into the Demilitarized area, or did the aircraft cross into Israel, itself?

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