Israeli pilot of downed aircraft released from Haifa hospital

The Israeli pilot who was critically injured about a week ago after he ejected from his aircraft was released from the hospital on Sunday. The pilot parachuted out of his aircraft because it had been targeted by Syrian missiles.
Remains of the F-16 fighter jet Photo Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash 90

The Israeli fighter jet pilot who was seriously injured after he ejected from his aircraft about a week ago was released from the hospital on Sunday. He had been hospitalized at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center since the incident on February 10.

The pilot’s aircraft was targeted by Syrian fire after he had been sent on a mission to strike a Syrian airbase and the control vehicle of an Iranian drone that had entered Israeli airspace earlier that day.

On Friday, Israeli Construction Minister Yoav Galant said at a conference that Israel has thus far been cautious in fighting Iran's military buildup in Syria and that it will exert more power in the future. Galant said that Tehran is using Syrian soil for its own interests and trying to take over the Middle East. Galant added that the next time Israel is required to attack in Syria, it would "remove the gloves" and attack more forcefully.

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