The Russians were embarrassed by the ease in which the Israelis were able to penetrate Syria. The Assad regime after all, uses Russian military equipment. From a Russian perspective... this must never happen again. Putin's prestige and Russian standing as a global power is at stake. This is why, the Russian sale and deployment of the S-300 Air Defense System has been so shadowy and so controversial. The US decision to deploy F-16's in Jordan... must make Putin's stomach growl.
17-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF on Friday laid to rest near Ramallah (Haaretz)