Syrian dictator Bashar Assad threatened at the weekend to strike Israel's primary point of entry, Ben Gurion International Airport.
Assad said in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin that if Israel again attacks on Syrian soil, he will fire SCUD missiles at Ben Gurion Airport.
That according to the Lebanese newspaper A-Diyar, which reported that Putin promised to pass the message along to Israel.
Israel has struck both Syrian government and Hezbollah targets in the war-torn country on numerous occasions, the latest attack occurring just three weeks ago, when Israeli aircraft attacked a weapons depot not far from Damascus.
The Israeli attacks are ostensibly to prevent Syria from obtaining advanced weapons from Iran and other sources and then passing them on to Hezbollah.
PHOTO: An Up plane, a branch of the El Al airline, seen at the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, on August 17, 2016. (Tomer Neubergi/Flash90)