Pilot planes belonging to Israel’s Israel Aerospace Industries have crashed in Syria in what a pilot said was a deliberate attack.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said the jet had been shot down on Wednesday while flying over the southern province of Deir Ezzor.
She said the pilot of the aircraft, who was not identified, had been injured in the crash.
A Syrian military source confirmed to The Associated Press that a jet belonging to the Israel Aerospace Industry crashed near the Syrian border, but gave no further details.
The attack came after a military spokesman for Syria said an Israeli plane had been hit by a Syrian military surface-to-air missile, which hit an airfield near the city of Tartus.
The spokesman said it was not immediately clear how many were killed.
The incident comes amid rising tensions between Israel and Syria, which was plunged into war in 2014 with a civil war and a civil unrest.
The Israeli military said earlier this week that it had lost contact with its jets in the southern Golan Heights after an Israeli warplane was shot down in Syria.
The aircraft crashed into a field in Deir ez-Zor province, killing all six people on board.
The crash came as Israel was preparing to launch a new offensive to recapture the territory.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to push ahead with a planned invasion of Syria.
The Syrian military said Wednesday it had shot down an Israeli air force jet flying over its border with Israel, the latest incident between the two countries.
It called the incident a provocation and said it would respond with force.
A statement carried by state-run SANA news agency said the Israeli jets had been “intercepted” by an aircraft from Syria.
Syria is embroiled in an increasingly complex battle with Iran-backed rebels in its northern Idlib province.
Syrian state television has accused Israel of providing support to the rebels.
The rebels, who have been backed by Russia and Iran, have been waging a six-year war in the area with the support of Iranian-backed Hezbollah.