Second time in 24 hours: Syrian fighting spills into Golan Heights

Once again, for the second time in the past day, fire from the internal fighting in Syria has spilled over into Israel's Golan Heights. Seven mortar shells that fell into Israel yesterday (Saturday) resulted in an Israeli Air Force attack on multiple Syrian army targets. Prior to today's falling, Netanyahu and Lieberman responded to the incident stating it would not be tolerated.
IAF's attack in Syria, yesterday Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

After travelers were evacuated yesterday (Saturday) from the Golan Heights following the fall of seven mortar shells from the fighting in Syria, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said today (Sunday) that the spillover continues. “A number of fallen shells in an open area in the northern Golan Heights have been identified,” stated the IDF. “This is spillover from the internal fighting in Syria." No casualties were reported but as a result of the shooting, a fire began to which firefighters have responded. As a result and in response, the IDF yet again, attacked targets in Syria.

In response to yesterday’s fighting that spilled over into the northern Golan Heights, Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a number of targets belonging to the Assad regime on the Syrian side of the northern Golan Heights. The IDF also sent a grave petition to the UNDOF for the shooting. The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that two Syrian tanks were hit by the Israeli attack.

Two Syrian tanks were reportedly hit by the IAF attack Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Channel 2 News

The IDF stated it gravely viewed these leaks and took any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty and security, seriously, adding that it holds the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory.

This is the third incident of its type in the Golan Heights since the beginning of the month. On June 12, two false alarms were sounded in a number of communities in the Golan Regional Council due to a system malfunction.  

As reported earlier by JOL, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded to the incident yesterday stating unequivocally  that no spillover fire will be tolerated and each incident will be responded to severely. 

 



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