Israel Used Patriot Missile To Down Reconnaissance Drone At Border With Syria – Reports

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Israel Used Patriot Missile To Down Reconnaissance Drone At Border With Syria - Reports

Source: idfblog.com

On April 27, the Israeli Air Defense Forces launched a Patriot missile at an alleged drone that penetrated the Israeli airspace coming from the Syrian airspace.  It was not clear that if the missile hit the target.

The Patriot missile launch came after Israel targeted an alleged arms depot with weapons sent from Iran to Hezbollah at the Damascus International Airport.

Several rockets were fired by Israeli warplanes at the Damascus International Airport and one of them hit the main fuel tanks at the airport causing a massive fire. This raises questions about the validity of the Israeli claims.

The Damascus International Airport returned to service at the same day. Sources from inside the airport confirmed that Syrian civil aircraft were not damaged, as well as the C-130 Iranian cargo planes deployed at the airport for the purposes of logistics support were not affected by the strike.

According to opposition sources, Israeli tanks took positions right on the Syrian border to secure engineer teams from the Israeli Defense Forces that were installing barbed wire on the border near the village of Kudanh in the western Quneitra countryside.

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  • MeMadMax

    Are you fking kidding me?

    PISSOFF ISRAEL!

  • kraaiiii

    200 dollar drone shot down by a patriot missile which cost about 2 million

    • PZIVJ1943

      Syria should buy hundreds of cheap quadcopters and just keep flying them into Israel on an hourly basis. This would be funny.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        until the idf will move direction damascus

        • PZIVJ1943

          But at least the IDF movement would be spotted. Then the drones can be used like crazy kamikazis. Syria should make sure they are all stamped “MADE IN USA” :)

          • Solomon Krupacek

            IF.
            IDF moves.
            Syria has finished as state.

          • Daniel Rich

            If my grams would have had an engine and 4 wheels, she would have been a car.

            I like your logic.

            How’s that film script coming along? The one with the working title “Honey, I shrank my Brain”

          • Solomon Krupacek

            your grandmother is moron, like her grandson.

            syria is not able to fight sdf. syria was naot able to fight isis and fsa without russians. go to the hell, you stipud troll!!!!

          • NeoLeo

            The only stupid troll and moron here is you Crapacek. Stop polluting this site with that garbage from your dirty mouth, go back to your daddy’s anus and rot there…. btw your loving IDFags completely failed to defeat Hesbollah back in 2006. they were so humiliated lol

          • Solomon Krupacek

            hang yourself!

          • NeoLeo

            Pathetic… you are a failure even as a troll :D

          • Solomon Krupacek

            troll are you, because you do not discuss to the comments or article. i flagged you

          • NeoLeo

            Oh no, please noooo! hah! Flag (and frag) yourself troll, you are the one who is insulting random people without any reason, I just replied adequately… you are not worthy (nor capable) of any civilized discussion (already proven so many times); however I did destroy your dumb claim that your mighty IDF is so superior, when they failed to defeat Hesbollah alone.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            flag

          • NeoLeo

            Flag? Here is your flag Solomon https://flagspot.net/images/i/il_gay4.gif

          • Solomon Krupacek
          • dutchnational

            Namecalling is a sign of someone lacking both brains and arguments. I am interested in arguments, even those I do not like. Your remarks just point out a mental deficiency Pity.

          • zman

            You should have been replying to krupacek. Your lack of fair play is a pity also.

          • NeoLeo

            Yeah, dutch is a lame, butthurt troll who was afraid to directly reply to me a few times, I guess he is so frustrated lol… sad little creature, he is below pathetic really.

          • NeoLeo

            So you are describing your boyfriend here, or yourself, because you have no brain nor you even know what arguments mean… you’re just a brainless little coward who advocates genocide in Donetsk (hiding in your basement, and now hiding behind Solomon lol). Pathetic p*ssy. No namescalling here just facts…
            p.s. to be honest, I couldn’t care less about your ‘interests’ and what you like or not (try some gay site)

          • zman

            You first!

          • Real Anti-Racist Action

            That is like saying “Israel is not able to fight anything without USA”.
            I guess both statements are equally true…

          • 888mladen .

            Can you please behave yourself and stop using profanities.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i only react

          • zman

            Well, since fighting FSA and ISIS is in fact fighting western NATO governments AND Israel, KSA, Qattar, etc., is it any wonder they were not successful? If Israel were not allied to all those countries and involving themselves in every dirty trick, they would have been gone long ago. What about US claims that they killed 100,000 IS troops in the 4 years they were there and IS only got stronger? Then in less than a year, with REAL help from Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, Syria has done way more damage than the fake US help ever did and has IS on the ropes. Israel is quaking in their boots and doing their best to instigate shit in Lebanon. They know the next time they go against Hezbollah might be their last. Here’s hoping the terrorist, fascist state of Israel gets what is coming to them. The world will be so much better off. As for morons and trolls, it takes one to know one.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            do not turn the debate.

            we are discussing about syrian war against israel. nothing else. you should put your comment somewhere else.

            so, also you think, that assads army can defeat idf???

          • zman

            Go back and read your own comment.

            “syria is not able to fight sdf. syria was naot able to fight isis and fsa without russians. go to the hell, you stipud troll!!!!”…and you’re calling others stupid? Are you indicative of all Israelis? As a matter of fact, I do think Syria could beat the IDF in a ground war.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            ok. you are dreamer. i am sure, syria is not able to beat IL. the SAA is not able to take Jirah airbase, tke rest of Latakia, or Anadan plane. And also in the past was not able to defeat israel. and hafiz was greater warrior then his son.

          • PZIVJ1943

            “As a matter of fact, I do think Syria could beat the IDF in a ground war.”
            You must be making this statement to irritate Solomon, and do not not believe it yourself. Arab armies have never held up well against IDF.

          • zman

            Do you recall what Hezbollah did to the IDF in Lebanon? Since Hezbollah and Iran are both in Syria right now, I wouldn’t give the Israelis the edge at all. Now if only the SAA were to confront them, then possibly. I guess it all depends on how much Syria has upgraded their armour. Also, the gap between western and Russian tech was much different in the 60s/70s than today. Circumstance do change.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            hezbollah simply destoyed some merkavas. thats all. until today in lebanon hapans what IL allows. Hezbollah did never win war against IL. tzhis is simply bullshit. south lebanon, whole palestina, golan are under israeli boot. sinai gave israelis back to egypt. egypt, big land, much stronger than syria was not able to take back. assad father was kicked in face by IDF. lost bekaa, lost golan, lost airforce. so you can dream, but i will never uberestimate my enemies and overestimet my forces.

          • NeoLeo

            Lol seriously, simply destroyed some merkavas’? Now that IS bullshit. they destroyed/damaged a lot of them, a few helicopters as well, even one ship was damaged, but that’s not the point. Israel launched a full scale offensive, fired more artillery shells then in both wars ’73&’82 (seriously depleting their ammo stockpiles!), achieved virtually nothing (except killing civilians with cluster bombs and destroying infrastructure). Screw their propaganda – they failed miserably. Facts.
            It doesn’t mean that IDF is weak, it means that nothing is as easy as you claim, this hypothetical Israeli ‘conquest of Damascus’ means a lot of dead Jews, far more then they are ready to sacrifice. And for what -they certainly cannot hold it…..rubbish scenario nothing else.
            btw I see you are quoting Sun Tzu now, a few days ago you said he was stupid :D

          • 888mladen .

            You must be joking. Alcohol distorts perception of reality.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            try to argue.
            look at this

            http://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp?form=form&country1=israel&country2=syria&Submit=COMPARE

            the syrian values you must devide by 3-10. e.g. aircraft, tanks, airports, reserve for manpower… and also the old technique on syrian side.

            the SAA is not able to take Jirahj airbase… this is one argue for all.

            now your round..

          • Bob

            IDF are extremely casualty and captive adverse – will only attack with overwhelming superiority. Even smallest chances of IDF personnel being captured will reverse them and cause massive political fallout inside Israel.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            Man, the syrian army is in desolate situation. Be sure, Assad do not want war with israel. In thet war within 2 days Syria would lost all airplanes. For Israel would be enough to push the border in Golan by 20-30 kms. The syrian army is not able to defat ISIS in Damascus. How many fighters are ther? 1-2-3 thousend isis fighters? What do you think, would have caoacity against 30 000 IDF troops? I do not like IL, but I am also realistic. Syria nad Israel are not in the same league.

          • Free man

            You’re right in your analysis. Therefore, Assad will do everything in his power not to fight Israel.

          • Bob

            The military and political spheres of Isreal can be wedged.
            IDF are well and truly already on Syrian territory and the two states remain at war since 1972. Syria does not want a full unfrozen conflict – but IDF are already engaged in limited war with Syria right now.
            If IDF move ground troops into land grab then Syrians best strategy is kidnapping IDF personnel, as Israeli culture highly adverse to this possibility. Now that wouldn’t stop the IDF’s militarily capabilities – but it will stop Israel politicians in their tracks.

        • FlorianGeyer

          The gay boys of the IDF would be massacred if they attack Damascus with ground troops.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            yes, like isis fighters in south damascus :DDDDD

          • dutchnational

            If IDF were stupid enough to straight attack Damascus, there could be a small change you are right.

            Happy for you, they will take out SAA with precision bombing first if they want to take the city, which they do not.

            What would they want with a hostile city? Police it?

            No, in the next war between Syria and Israel, they will take the rest of the Golan, maybe a little beyond it and they will withdraw and flatten any Syrian unit coming within a certain number of kms near the new line.

            They would prefer peace but arabs seem to be unable to make peace anywhere. They just talk their opponents to death while killing eachother in sectarian wars.

          • zman

            Yeah, Israel wants peace…right. Where did you get such an idea? If Israel quit extorting every governmental teat in the world, they would vanish. Israels biggest fear: Syria obtains enough missile defense systems to protect their whole country, not just strategic facilities. Israel is basically attacking a country with no defenses…as is their MO. How many times have they attacked Lebanon since Hezbollah handed them massive casualties and roundly defeated the IDF…prompting Israel to call it ‘job done’ and retreated. All their blather about attacking Iran means US attack Iran and they will follow. Israels’ all-powerfulness is a mirage.

          • dutchnational

            Lebonon and Syira, descending into civil war, that is their problem and responsability.

            Not of Israel.

            Sure. Israel would like its hostile neighbours to descend into stone age standards, as would every country.

            In the end, all countries are better off with prosporous neighbours.

            Let us stot this stupid acrimony and propagate negotiations and cooperation.

    • dutchnational

      You seem to never have shopped for a drone.

      This was not a 1200 dollar drone as you well know.

      A military grade drone costs a million bucks or more.

      Cheap in comparison with an airplane, right.

      Israel has demonstrated its technological superiority again and you all are souspissers because you just plain dislike, no to useanother word, Israel.

      Your right of course, but be honest about it.

      • zman

        Actually, only attack drones cost millions. There are other military recon drones that cost less than $20,000. Reapers can cost $13m, but it’s doubtful that Syria has any multi-million dollar attack drones. To claim Syrian drones cost millions is disingenuous. Israels supposed superiority is mostly propaganda. Does their superiority extend to their subs? Like the one Syria claims to have sunk, or the aircraft Syria claimed to have shot down with an outdated SAM? Israel denied these claims, but that means nothing, as they lie on a continual basis.

  • Shhh

    A million dollar six meter missile to destroy a twenty thousand dollar drone less than 2 meters long?. Short distance reconnaissance allows very small low radar cross section drone so the drone could be tiny. No proof it hit the drone. The the Israeli are so inaccurate they hit airport fuel tanks. What is wrong? GPS not working? Might have used the same batch of electronics used by the Tomahawks that missed the Syrian airport. Not an impressive or effective show by Israel. This had to be a big deal attacking the capital of Syria but very poor performance by Israeli military. Note minimal coverage of this Israeli attack in capitalist fiat based media.

    • Jesus

      They use stand off weapons, they will be embarrassed by Krasukha EW.
      It would be nice if Krasukha would jam the electronics and take over the weapon, and direct where it where came from.

    • Daniel Rich

      @ Shhh,

      Think the Apartheid State cares [with uncle Sam picking up the tab]?

      “The M-16 sucks!”

      “So, why do you use them?”

      “Coz they’re for free.”

      [real conversation]

  • TS

    Double launch and who is to say that at least one was not actually a Patriot missile as the claim by the Russians put forth. These could be ground to ground missiles (and that would make them much cheaper).

  • Joe Doe

    They don’t pay for the PATRIOT MISSILE, only americans taxpayer. Therefore, they don’t have to worry about the cost

    • Mase fah

      that’s true but they have a budget so once it goes above the budget they stop bunch of pussies. they have not win any real war so far, they shit scared of hezbollah let alone iran

    • sagbotgamot

      american taxpayers money enjoyed by the israelis.

  • John Brown

    So send over 500 drones and get corrupt Israel to use up all its patriot missiles. It makes massive economic sense for Syria as each patriot is worth like 500 times what each drones is worth.

  • gustavo

    Totally in agreement with Shhh, Israel makes me laugh.

  • Shhh

    It is very rare for DPRK to speak boldly about Israel…
    Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA with regard to the reckless remarks of the defense minister of Israel hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK:
    On April 25, the defense minister of Israel said, when interviewed by a media, that Israel is directly affected by the standoff between the DPRK and the U.S., and dared hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
    The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK.
    Israel is the only illegal possessor of nukes in the Middle East under the patronage of the U.S. However, Israel vociferated about the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK, slandering it, whenever an opportunity presented itself. This is the cynical ploy to escape the world denunciation and curse as disturber of peace in the Middle East, occupier of the Arab territories and culprit of crimes against humanity.
    The DPRK, from its principled stand on valuing independence, justice and peace, is fully supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve the legitimate rights including regaining of the occupied territories and establishing of an independent state with Kuds as its capital and the struggle of the Syrian and other Arab people in the Middle East to protect their sovereignities, stability and peace.
    The root cause of the grave situation on the Korean peninsula is the ever-worsening U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and ceaseless nuclear threats, sanctions and pressure on it century after century.
    The DPRK’s access to nuclear weapons is the legitimate exercise of its righteous right for self-defense to cope with the U.S. provocative moves for aggression and the DPRK’s nuclear force is the treasured sword of justice firmly defending peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
    It is the steadfast will and spirit of the service personnel and people of the DPRK to give merciless, thousand-fold punishment to whoever dares hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership.
    Israel would be well advised to think twice about the consequences to be entailed by its smear campaign against the DPRK to cover up the crimes of occupying Arab territories and disturbing peace process in the Middle East. -0-