ISRAEL CLAIMS RUSSIAN VERSION OF IL-20 INCIDENT IS FAKE
“The deconfliction mechanism operated in the relevant timeframe (as it has been operating over the last two and a half years,” the Israeli military said in an official statement.
“The IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] will continue to operate in accordance with the directives of the Israeli Government against Iran’s incessant attempts to establish itself in Syria and to arm the terrorist organization Hezbollah with lethal and accurate weapons,” the Israeli military statement reads.
Israel’s refusal to recognize its mistake and its insistence on conducting new attacks will likely lead to more tension with Russia. The situation may escalate further if Israel launched new attacks without improving the coordinate mechanisms with Russia.
There has been absolute silence on this story in the western media - are they waiting for instructions? - but not the Israeli media.