A close call for Israel
April 30, 2021
A Syrian surface-to-air missile fired at an Israeli Air Force fighter jet that had been involved in airstrikes on targets in Syria exploded in Israel’s southern Negev region early on Thursday.
Warning sirens went off in the region of the Bedouin village of Abu Qrenat, in the northwest Negev, the Israel Defense Forces said. Residents in the south and in Jerusalem reported hearing a loud blast, according to a report by Mako.
Iran could have been targeting Israel’s nuclear facility in Dimona, which is close to the site of the explosion.
Soon afterward, the IAF “struck the battery from wh...