Israel Says It Downed Russian-Made Syrian Spy Drone Over Golan Heights

Israeli forces look out over the border fence between the Israeli-occupied side of the Golan Heights and Syria

Most dangerously that this admission of the military solution failure will approve the geographical distribution of Syria among various foreign forces (Russia, US, Iran, Turkey).

All these express near-future arrangements to impose a fait accompli despite the expected global agreement. But he stressed that Israel is not a party to the agreement and will defend its interests.

Like the rest of the region's countries, Israel underestimated Iran's infiltration of Syria. The Shiite allies have sent forces to back Syrian President Bashar Assad, who appears to be headed toward victory after years of fighting.

However, even if the agreement between the major parties succeeds in suspending the fighting, we must be anxious of the indicators of a new phase of regional confrontations inside and outside Syria.

Israel still considers Hezbollah a forward Iranian battalion in the context of the power play in the Middle East, which would be fueled by the anticipated ceasefire agreement that would acknowledge the Iranian presence in Syria.

The pact "does not meet Israel's unequivocal demand that there will not be developments that bring the forces of Hezbollah or Iran to the Israel-Syria border in the north", Hanegbi told reporters Sunday, according to a Reuters report.

Satellite pictures show how the Revolutionary Guards built a series of military bases to be support and finance centers, and which would play the role of an Iranian highway that goes through Iraq into Lebanon. This is why recent Israeli threats have been directed against Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. Previous Israeli wars were launched against Hezbollah according to how much the party has piled up weapons and expanded - nearly every ten years.

In televised remarks opening Israel's weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not speak about the new US-Russian arrangement for Syria.

Jordan would have also been threatened by the Iranian marching towards its borders from Daraa, if it hadn't been for the U.S. warnings.

Iran, however, has no borders with Syria; nevertheless, it is the most extended and militarily active country. If it hadn't been for the Russian air support, the Iranian militias wouldn't have expanded and wouldn't have survived defeat.

Takfiri groups such as ISIS and al-Nusra have never attacked Israel despite operating close to Syria's borders with the occupied Palestinian territories over the past couple of years.

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel.



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