Israeli Arab paraglides to Syria
Israel says one of its Israeli Arab citizens deliberately paraglided into Syria, amid reports of intensive Israeli aerial operations overnight.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to revoke the man’s citizenship amid speculation he was trying to join a Syrian rebel group.
Witnesses reported intensive activity in the border area, including Israeli aircraft dropping illumination flares.
Israel maintains a neutral stance on the Syrian conflict. Its citizens are banned from travelling there, but a small number of Israeli Arab citizens are understood to have gone to fight in Syria nonetheless though few arrive by air.