Despite ceasefire in Syria: 3 Mortar shells land in Golan Heights

Within less than an hour, 3 mortar shells landed this evening in the Golan Heights. In light of the fire, the IDF blocked off a section of Route 98. According to the IDF, it appears that the fire was intentional.
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According to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, 3 mortar shells landed in the Northern Golan Heights today (Tuesday) shortly after each other. In light of the fire, the IDF blocked off a section of Route 98. The IDF is investigating the possibility that the mortar shells were intentionally fired at Israel by the Syrian Army.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese Al Mayadeen news agency, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported today that the Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry sent the UN Secretary-General and the head of the UN Security Council letters protesting against the “Israeli aggression.” In the letters, the Syrian Foreign Affairs Ministry wrote: “All the steps need to be taken in order to punish the attacker Israel and force it to stop its aggression.”

Earlier today, JOL reported that the Syrian media claimed that an Israeli plane was shot down near Quneitra shortly after Israel attacked targets in Syria following mortar fire that landed in Israel. It was also reported that an Israeli drone was shot down. Israel denied the report and said that the aircraft were not damaged.

Last week, a few mortar shells landed in Israel. In response, the Israeli Air Force attacked several targets in Syria. Last week, JOL reported that the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stated: “The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for any action being taken within its borders and will not tolerate attempts to undermine Israel’s sovereignty or harm the security of its citizens.”

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