05 October 2015

The Holidays May Be Over, But the Danger Is Not

23 Tishrei 5776
Isru Chag

Russia has imposed a no-fly zone ovewr Syria and including Northern Israel

Russia’s deputy chief of staff, Gen. Nikolay Bogdanovsky, accompanied by a large military delegation, arrives in Israel for a two-day visit on Tuesday, Oct. 6, to discuss increased coordination between the two militaries. However, Moscow seems to be sending Jerusalem an altogether different message: Friday, Oct. 2, the Russian Defense Ministry announced the surprise deployment of Navy cruiser, the Moskva, armed with 64 advanced anti-aircraft missiles S-300 ship-to-air missiles opposite the Syrian coastal town of Latakia.

DEBKAfile’s military sources point out that Russia, without saying so publicly, has thus created an effective no-fly zone over most of Syria, most of northern Israel, including the Golan, as well as southern Turkey, for US aircraft based there for air strikes in Syria; Cyprus, the site of British air force bases; and Jordan.

...The presence of the wide-ranging S-300s means that the Turkish, British, Israeli and Jordanian air forces will need to coordinate their aerial operations in Syrian or Lebanese airspace with Russia, or face the risk of their planes being shot down.

(8:25pm): Motzaei Chag Update (via The Israel Link):

  • Riots over Chag in Eastern Jlem, Yehuda and Shomron
  • Rocket exploded in Eshkol overnight
  • Riots and unrest near Rachel Tomb result in the injury of numerous terrorists
  • IDF attacked terror infrastructure in Gaza
  • 13 year old Pal terrorists killed after shooting stones at IDF forces
  • One terrorist was killed in Tulkarem yesterday by IDF forces.
  • Terror attack in Eilat last night - one person was stabbed
  • Beit El: Firebomb thrown at a house has caused a major fire
  • Security forces arrest the terror cell behind the Henkin murder
  • Red Crescent reports 466 injuries across Yehuda and Shomron in the last 48 hours
  • In addition to the age 50 limit on men entering al-Aqsa, it also appears that women of all ages have been banned
  • Kerry lectures "both sides" to remain calm - and decides the Temple Mount must... remain in Jordans hands
  • Security cabinet to convene at 9 PM
In other news (contributed by Geulah Girl)...




 "But the Palestinians do not understand the small but strident minority of Jews who claim the right to worship at the Al-Aqsa site, known to them as Temple Mount and the most revered spot in Judaism. (i.e. if we get rid of this small group of arab extremists we can have peace)

And the Jews do not grasp that it is just a small minority of radicalised Muslims who are sowing terror with knife attacks in the Old City, such as Saturday's killing of a rabbi and an off-duty soldier and the wounding of the rabbi's wife and their two-year-old child. (i.e. if we get rid of this small group of Jewish extremists we can have peace)
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