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‘Rockets falling, explosions over sea’: Witnesses recall moment of Israeli raid in Latakia (VIDEO)

Witnesses have described the Israeli raid in Syria’s Latakia that saw the Russian Il-20 plane tragically downed by an anti-aircraft rocket. Speaking to RT’s agency Ruptly, residents recalled rockets raining down and huge blasts. Local man Ammar Altounji said the incident unfolded when he was walking with his friends on Monday. “Suddenly we heard a sound, but we didn’t recognize ...

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Israeli army blames Damascus for Russia’s Il-20 downing, mourns death of crew – statement

Israel has blamed the Syrian government for the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane jet in Latakia province, according to the IDF statement. Israel said that it “expresses sorrow for the death of the aircrew members” of the Russian plane. However, it stated that  the government of Bashar Assad “whose military shot down the Russian plane,” is “fully responsible” for the ...

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Russian plane disappears from radars during Israeli attack on Syria’s Latakia – MoD

A Russian military Il-20 aircraft with 14 service members on board went off the radars during an attack by four Israeli jets on Syria’s Latakia province, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Air traffic controllers at the Khmeimim Air Base “lost contact” with the aircraft on Wednesday evening, during the attack of Israeli F-16 fighters on Latakia, said the MOD. The plane ...

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Israeli military bus stoned after ‘accidentally entering’ West Bank refugee camp (VIDEO)

A busload of IDF soldiers clashed with Palestinians at the Kalandia refugee camp in the West Bank after the vehicle entered the camp, allegedly by accident. At least three soldiers were injured in the clash, the IDF confirmed. Palestinians reportedly started throwing stones at the Israeli vehicle after it drove inside the camp, which is located between Jerusalem and Ramallah. ...

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Syrian air defense thwarted ‘Israeli missile attack’ near Damascus airport – state agency

Syrian Army air defenses have intercepted several “Israeli missiles” over Damascus International Airport, state news agency SANA reported, citing a military source. “Our air defense systems thwarted an Israeli missile aggression,” the source said. A SANA reporter meanwhile reported sounds of explosions in the vicinity of the airport. An Israeli military spokeswoman declined to comment on the reported incident, when ...

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US Senate candidate, reporter accuse Israeli PM’s foreign media spokesman of sexual assault

Two women, a New York State Senate candidate and a Wall Street Journal reporter, have accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s foreign media spokesman, David Keyes, of sexual assault. Julia Salazar is a Democratic candidate for the New York State Senate and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She faces off against incumbent Martin Dilan on Thursday. With just ...

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One dead, four wounded in new Israeli air strikes in Syria – state media

An Israeli air raid has targeted government-held areas in central and western Syria, killing one and wounding four, state-run SANA news agency has reported. It said Israeli jets flying at high altitude over Lebanon fired a number of missiles into Wadi Ayoun in Syria’s Hama province and the town of Baniyas in the coastal Latakia province. The attack, which reports ...

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Israeli broadcaster apologizes for airing music by Wagner, Hitler’s favorite composer

Israel’s public broadcaster has apologized for “erring” in its decision to broadcast a piece by Hitler’s favorite classical music composer and known anti-Semite Richard Wagner. Kan broadcasting corporation came under fire from disgruntled listeners on Friday after it aired parts of Wagner’s opera Gotterdammerung, or ‘Twilight of the Gods’, according to Israeli news site Haaretz.  While there is no law ...

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Battleground school: Israeli company makes bulletproof backpacks for US market (VIDEO)

An Israeli company has produced a backpack which transforms into a full-fledged armored vest. It says the product is in high demand in the US, inspired by the school shootings “trauma” there. “We designed a bullet-proof backpack at the request of our distributors in the United States after the huge trauma caused by the February shooting in Florida,” Snir Koren, ...

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