Media Reactions in Israel; Consensus - Tragic Misstep Will Set Jews Three Steps Back in Syria
The tragic death of the Russian servicemen is now the main topic in the Israeli press. The newspaper Haaretz says the belated warning from Israel could have caused the catastrophe.
«Now the country will have to limit its military activity in Syria and take public responsibility for the accident».
The Jerusalem Post doesn't exclude the possibility that the Israeli Air Force deliberately mislead the Syrian Air Defense Force because the Russian aircraft simply didn't have time to go to a safe zone.
Staffan de Mistura, the United Nations special envoy for Syria, called for carrying out a thorough investigation and avoiding actions that could exacerbate the already difficult situation after the tragedy above the Mediterranean Sea. The USA and Great Britain expressed their condolences at the Security Council meeting. Paris offered assistance in conducting a search operation.
The Russian Minister of Defense discussed the disaster with his French counterpart by phone. Sergei Shoigu gave thanks for the proposal but said that Moscow would cope on its own.
US President Donald Trump called the event near the Syrian shore «sad». I saw the review of the fact.
Donald Trump: «As far as I understand, about 14 people died in the crash of the Russian plane. It's very sad. That's what's happening in Syria right now».