After Israeli war planes came under fire by Syrian anti Aircraft fire Israel retaliated by destroying the Missile defense system of the Syrian Arab Army. According to the IAF Israel was flying over Syria in routine reconnaissance when they encountered the attack by Syrian ground forces. This comes just before President Putin is scheduled to visit Israel. The Russian President has been hard pressed in balancing his relationship with Damascus and with Israel. Putin realizes Israel’s concern over weapons being smuggled through the war torn region and falling into the hands of Hezbollah is a major concern for the safety of Israel. However, without cooperation from Putin, Israel’s defense against Hezbollah would not be possible. How long will Putin be able to balance his relationship in the region is yet to be seen but one cannot ignore the Biblical prophecy of Amos that seems to be ready for fulfillment.
I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD. Amos 1:5