The Russian military establishment in Syria has started to jam GPS systems in Israeli airspace, endangering the safety of incoming flights landing in Israel.
The activity is causing disruptions in the navigation systems of aircraft and planes that are landing at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod.
The #Russian army disrupts from #Syria GPS systems in #Israeli airspace – and endangers landings at Ben Gurion Airport. Israel demanded a halt, but the Russians refused on the grounds that it was a defensive action https://t.co/7sMoUyeVUw
— Middle East Update (@islamicworldupd) February 1, 2022
Although Israel asked the Russians to stop its jamming activities, Russia has refused to do so, according to a report Monday by Israel’s Kan 11 News public broadcaster, claiming it was a “defensive action.”
The activity began following an IDF attack this weekend on Iranian assets near Damascus. Moscow claims the jamming is a defensive action, according to the report.
There has been no response from Israel’s Defense Ministry to a request by JewishPress.com for a comment on the situation.
Russia is a strong ally of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, and that of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and it appears Moscow has decided to flex its muscles to teach Israel a lesson.
Iran is dedicated to the annihilation of the Jewish State and is working to increase its military presence in Syria, across Israel’s northern border, while also strengthening its Lebanese proxy terror group, Hezbollah.