Early Saturday morning a rocket siren was sounded in the northern Golan Heights. IDF forces combed the area in search of fallen rockets after several explosions had been heard, at which point two rockets were found in an open area. No injuries or damages were reported.
Rocket explosion in the Golan Heights (Archives) Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
A rocket siren was sounded early Saturday morning in the Golan Regional Council in northern Israel. IDF forces identified two rockets that fell in an open area in the northern part of the Golan Heights. No damage or injuries were reported. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the rockets were likely spillover fire from the Syrian Civil War and that IDF forces were out combing the area.
Although no casualties or damages had been reported by any of the council’s towns, IDF forces searched the open areas since a number of explosions had been heard, at which point the two rockets were found.
As previously reported by JOL, on Thursday, a rocket landed in a minefield close to the border fence in the Golan Heights. There were no casualties or damage. In response to the rocket fire, IDF tanks attacked two positions of the Syrian army on Syrian territory.
“In response to the projectile that hit Israel earlier today, the IDF targeted the sources of fire in the Syrian Golan Heights,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit wrote in a statement confirming Syrian reports. “The IDF holds the Syrian regime responsible for any aggression from its territory and won’t tolerate attacks threatening Israeli sovereignty.” According to sources in Syria, a 130-mm cannon from Assad’s army was destroyed during the military response near Quneitra. No injuries were reported.
This past Wednesday, a siren was sounded at IDF bases in the northern Golan Heights in response to rocket fire identified out of Syria. However, the IDF concluded this to be spillover fire as well, resulting in no injury or damage. The repeated missile spillovers and subsequent IDF responses take place amid rising tensions between Israel and Syria, following an Israeli air strike that destroyed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery, which had fired at the passing Israeli aircraft on Monday.