Israeli planes have invaded Syria from the northwest Mediterranean coast, and Syria has fired air defence missiles forcing the jets to leave.
Israel dropped bombs.
The most interesting point is that this story has come from SYRIA and not from Israel. Israel seems to be very very slow off the mark on this one. They could easily have played this one as ‘Syria attacks Israeli planes’, as they did when Israel bombed Damascus a few years ago (‘Israel destroys terror camp’).
This has been happening for years, but both sides have kept it quiet. Syria has been accepting Israeli overflights, not making an angry noise in the same way Lebanon has, protesting to the UN.
But the fact that Syria has taken the lead on this story, putting it in the public domain, shows that finally, finally, they may be playing the news-game just right.
They are not using phrases like ‘Zionist invaders’, but simply sticking to the facts: the jets dropped ‘munitions’ they said.
Israel has refused to comment so far.