On July 13, the Israeli military announced that its Patriot air defense system had targeted an unnamed aerial vehicle (UAV) of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) over the over the demilitarized zone. According to the Israeli military, the UAV was “most likely intercepted.”
On Twitter the Israel military said that it will “continue to operate against attempts to violate the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement and threats to Israeli sovereignty or civilians.”
Two days ago, Israeli Patriot system identified, tracked and shot down a UAV of the SAA over the occupied Golan Heights. In the aftermath of the incident, the Israeli military struck three positions of the SAA in the southern governorate of al-Quneitra.
Recently, several senior Israeli officials, including the Prime Minister and the Minster of Defense, warned Syria from violating the Separation of Forces Agreement.
“We will sanctify the 1974 disengagement agreement and there too we will insist that every last letter be abided by, and any violation will meet a harsh response from the State of Israel,” Avigdor Lieberman said on July 10.
The upcoming hours may witness a limited Israel response, which may involve targeting empty positions of the SAA in al-Quneitra with light weight missiles, similar to what happened last time.