Israeli fighter jets bombed ISIS positions in Syria after rockets land in Kinneret
Israel conducted an air strike on a rocket launcher belonging to ISIS in Syria after two BM-21 rockets landed in Lake Kinneret, the IDF said. The IDF also used artillery to strike the surrounding area.
According to an initial investigation, there was a strong likelihood that it was ISIS who was behind the rocket fire, but it was probably aimed at Syrian forces and not at Israel.
Israel’s air defense system did not fire any interceptor missiles to counter the rockets, and the IDF is examining the deployment of its air defense systems in the north.
Earlier, rocket sirens were heard in the Golan Heights and residents reported hearing an explosion.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security consultation over the telephone with the defense minister, the head of the Shin Bet security service, and the head of the National Security Council as the incident unfolded.
The IDF monitored the fighter jet, which was then intercepted by Patriot missiles.
The Syrian fighter jet Sukhoi Su-22 took off from the Iranian T4 base and was advancing towards Israel at great speed. The jet was shot down by Patriot missiles after infiltrating Israel’s airspace.
The IDF also said it was in contact with the Russians during the incident.