The Israeli authorities informed Russia that they would strike at Syrian territory if they find it necessary.
Military sources in Israel say that Moscow’s initiative to create zones of de-escalation in Syria and banning flights of military aircraft over them is not concern of Israel.
Among the situations in which Israel does not intend to refrain from a strike, are the attempts to transfer weapons to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, and Iran’s attempts to create a new front line in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights.
However, de-escalation zones in southern Syria, adjacent to the borders of Israel and Jordan, received a warm approval from Tel Aviv.
In addition, Israel demands that any agreement on a peaceful settlement in Syria would include the establishment of a buffer zone several kilometers deep on its southern border, free of any armed formations.