Middle East: Gunfire over Galilee

Over the Sea of Galilee last week, Syrians and Israelis fought it out for the second time in a month.

The latest incident involved an Israeli patrol boat, which came within 150 yards of the Syrian seacoast town of Musadiye. According to Syria, the boat fired toward shore. According to Israel, the Syrians fired first. Either way a flock of Syrian MIG-17s and MIG-21s came flying in from one direction and Israeli Mirage-Ills from the other, and before the two sides stopped shooting, one MIG went into the drink and another crashed in Syrian territory.

Still smarting from the U.N. Security...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!