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Israel Considering Placing IAF Aircraft in Cyprus
Israel is planning to place military aircraft in Cyprus, according to aChannel 10 News report on Tuesday.
The report cited Israeli officials who said the issue may be raised during Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s visit to Nicosia later this month. The officials added, however, that a final decision on the matter has not yet been made.
An official at the Israeli Embassy in Cyprus told Channel 10 that Netanyahu’s visit is intended to highlight the good relations between the two countries and strengthen their bilateral relations. A local site in Cyprus reported, however, that Israel has asked Cyprus to place fighter jets at a local air force base in Paphos.
The embassy official told Channel 10 that the issue is still not agreed upon and is in its preliminary exploratory stages. “It is not clear whether it will happen or not,” he said, noting that the possibility that the Israeli Air Force will run a base off the coast of Israel exists.