Israel scores direct hit in response to Syrian fire, report

Israel’s army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored “direct hits” in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement.

Israeli military sources said Syrian mobile artillery was directly hit in the incident.

It was the second time in two days that Israel has responded to what it said was errant Syrian fire. On Sunday the military said it had a fired a “warning shot” across the disengagement line, while on Monday it said it had fired back at “the source”.

Military sources would not say if the mortar bomb was fired by Syrian army forces or by the rebels they are battling in and around the United Nations’ patrolled area of separation.

“A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an open area in the vicinity of an (Israeli Defense Forces) post in the central Golan Heights, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria, causing no damage or injuries,” the military statement said.

“In response, IDF soldiers fired tank shells towards the source of the fire, confirming direct hits. The IDF has filed a complaint with the UN forces operating in the area, stating that fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.”

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad have been fighting his army for months in towns inside and adjacent to the Area of Separation between Israel and Syria, along the disengagement line drawn at the end of their 1973 war.

Technically the countries are still at war, but the Golan, a strategic plateau Israel captured in 1967, has been largely quiet for decades.

Reuters

  • wargame1

    So after 42 years this is the first mortar towards Israel!! This is unbelievable and one of the Bashr Al-Qaeda stooge said “it was a mistake” 

    How can it be a mistake? There must be some motive behind this attack. One possible motive is to let the Israeli army also fire some mortar towards Assad position but then by mistake it may hit the FSA or civilian position! 

    It is interesting that Israel quickly came to a conclusion that it was fired by Assad force and on the Syrian side the shabiha is saying it was a mistake! Well it is possible that some more mortar shell will give Israel the necessary pretext to attack the Free Syrian Army position by mistake at the same time some drone may fly to “gather data” on the FSA positions. 

    Israel always get this type of help from Hezbushaitan . All these majoosis do is fire couple of rockets just any where in Israel and then Israel shower rockets on Palestine in retaliation and invade more lands.

  • wargame1

    So after 42 years this is the first mortar towards Israel!! This is unbelievable and one of the Bashr Al-Qaeda stooge said “it was a mistake” 

    How can it be a mistake? There must be some motive behind this attack. One possible motive is to let the Israeli army also fire some mortar towards Assad position but then by mistake it may hit the FSA or civilian position! 

    It is interesting that Israel quickly came to a conclusion that it was fired by Assad force and on the Syrian side the shabiha is saying it was a mistake! Well it is possible that some more mortar shell will give Israel the necessary pretext to attack the Free Syrian Army position by mistake at the same time some drone may fly to “gather data” on the FSA positions. 

    Israel always get this type of help from Hezbushaitan . All these majoosis do is fire couple of rockets just any where in Israel and then Israel shower rockets on Palestine in retaliation and invade more lands.