Israeli leader Netanyahu visits Putin in Russian Federation ahead of Trump summit

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"The IDF targeted three military posts in Syria in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV into Israel that was intercepted by the IDF earlier today [on Wednesday]", the tweet reads.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu met with Russian envoys Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin, in Jerusalem, reiterating again Israel's objection to an Iranian presence in Syria. A Syrian commander said the drone was engaged in local operations.

Conricus said that after the drone was destroyed by a single Patriot missile, its remains landed near the Sea of Galilee.

There was no immediate comment from the Israeli military.

The military issued a statement warning that it "will not allow any violation of Israeli airspace and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians".

Since turning the tide of Syria's civil war by intervening militarily in 2015 on Assad's behalf, Russian Federation has turned a blind eye to scores of Israeli air strikes against Iranian and Hezbollah deployments or arms transfers, while making clear it wanted Assad kept immune.

He added that military officials believe the drone was Syrian and that it could have been on an intelligence collecting mission, but it was not yet clear if it purposely entered Israel or strayed from its path.

A general view of refugee tents erected in Syria near the Israeli borderline as it seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 3, 2018. It bombed Iranian targets in Syria in response to that incident.

Iran is backing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the war, as is Russian Federation.

Netanyahu's national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, also participated in the meeting.

In their Moscow meeting Netanyahu and Putin were to discuss Syria.

Israel has been on high alert as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces advance on rebels near the Golan Heights and Jordan.

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