Netanyahu accuses Iran of VIOLATING Israel’s sovereignty, ATTACKS Iranian forces in Syria…

A lot of increased hostility in the Middle East to report today.

Netanyahu accused Iran of violating Israel’s sovereignty with a drone:

So Israel sent large scale attacks against Iranian forces in Syria, and the Syrian forces they support:

The response was the “most significant attack” of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar.

The F-16 jet went down during a mission that followed an Iranian drone launch into Israeli territory, Israel says.

The two pilots parachuted to safety before the crash in northern Israel.

Israel says it responded with a second wave of strikes on both Syrian and Iranian military targets operating inside Syria.

Israeli air strikes in Syria are not unusual, BBC Middle East correspondent Tom Bateman says, but the loss of an Israeli fighter jet marks a serious escalation.

Here’s footage of the drone being shot down:

A timeline:

And now Hezbollah is praising the new strategic arrangement:

Hezbollah, an Iranian proxy backing Syrian President Bashar Assad in his country’s civil war, praised the “vigilance of the Syrian army,” and said it had “bravely blocked Israeli warplanes and downed an F-16.”

It also said the Syrian response marked “a decisive end to old arrangements.”

I think they might be exaggerating here…

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