Here, events were decidedly more interesting, because as Fars News reports (so take it with a grain of salt), after the decision was announced, the Israeli air force sent 18 of its fighter jets, including F16-I, F15-CD and F16-CD, along with two Gulfstream aircraft, two tanker airplanes and two C130 planes, special for electronic warfare, to Saudi Arabia at the demand of the new crown prince bin Salman to block his cousin (bin Nayef)'s possible measures.
On the surface, such close ties between the existing Saudi regime and Israel would appear a stretch, although it is far more plausible after this week's WSJ report that when it comes to the Saudi proxy war, Israel and Saudi Arabia had been alligned from the onset of the Syrian conflict, with Israel secretly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies for years, "a secret engagement in the enemy country’s civil war aimed at carving out a buffer zone populated by friendly forces." If true, the Fars report would be rather striking because, in addition to other geopolitical implications, Israel and Saudi Arabia do not have formal diplomatic relations.
Well this is one of the strangest moves of the year maybe in decades, as Fars News is now reporting for some reason that Israel has sent fighter jets into Saudi Arabia to prevent a coup of Saudi Arabia's new power struggle. I'll personally admit even this seems extreme to me, but with the conflict in Saudi Arabian leadership being reorganized it makes since that Israel would do this...But still this is one of the strangest moves in the middle east that has likely ever occurred in both Israel's and Saudi Arabia's history. Guess we just have to stay tuned for more information, but this is the most interesting development so far in the rift currently taking place in the middle east.