I would like to commend the Israeli people, and their government, for having the foresight to neutralize paramilitary threats on their western flank prior to potential operations against the regions' greater threat: Iran. To have allowed the build up of Iranian funded/supported militias on the country's flank would have been a grave mistake, and should operations against Iran be undertaken in the future, I'm sure the current action will pay its dividend, both in terms of lives and logistical considerations; that the insurgents on the West Bank gave you a pretext for such operations, only speaks to their intellect. In any event, I hope that things work out for all of the players in the region, peacefully, and that further escalation and conflict is not necessary. If not, you have still done, what I believe, is in the best interests of your nation, and that of many others that inhabit the region.
Russian defense ministry: Plane sent to intercept U.S. plane near border on Friday (Reuters)