Explosion in Golan Heights wounds 3 Israeli soldiers

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An explosion in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights wounded three Israeli soldiers near the Syrian frontier on Tuesday, Israeli military sources said.

Israeli forces responded with artillery fire into Syrian-held territory, Israeli Army Radio said.

The military sources said the blast was apparently caused by a roadside bomb planted near the border fence. They said the soldiers’ injuries ranged from moderate to light.

Two weeks ago, Israeli troops shot two fighters belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah group near the fence between the Golan Heights and Syrian-held territory. The Israeli army said they had been trying to plant a bomb near the barrier.

Israel captured the Golan from Syria in the 1967 war and annexed it in a move not recognised internationally. The strategic plateau has seen occasional spillover violence from the Syrian civil war.

Israel has accused Hezbollah, which is helping Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the conflict, of setting up positions on the other side of the boundary fence.

On Friday, an explosive device was detonated against Israeli soldiers patrolling the nearby border with Lebanon, an incident which the army said caused no injuries.

Security sources said the explosion damaged an army jeep as it drove near the ceasefire line with Syria, outside the Israeli Druze town of Majdal Shams, without giving further details.

Hezbollah has threatened to retaliate after an air raid in February, in what was first reported Israeli strike on the group inside Lebanon since a devastating 2006 summer war between the arch-foes.

There was no immediate indication that Hezbollah was involved in Tuesday’s blast

Reuters

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6 responses to “Explosion in Golan Heights wounds 3 Israeli soldiers”

  1. Constantin7 Avatar
    Constantin7

    Israeli paranoia !

    1. nagy_michael2 Avatar
      nagy_michael2

      Really! what about the 2006 war started by Hezbollah on behalf of Samir Qantar.. what about the shelling going on in that area. so now HA freed Yabroud according to them anyway.. so they have more time playing on the border.. they’re asking for war or are you blind to see it.. or you forgot HA controlling the heart and soul of Lebanon and every freakin ministry like it or not. and you call that Paranoia.. you’re too funny man.

      1. Constantin7 Avatar
        Constantin7

        As much as I am against HA and its policies in Lebanon and Syria, I am 100% sure that it is NOT in HA interest or the Syrian Government interest to open a new front with Israel at this particular time, as they have their hands full in the Syrian war. Therefore, I do believe, logically, that the Syrian opposition infiltrated the border and placed this bomb in order to get this reaction from Israel and release pressure on themselves from the Syrian army, since the Syrian army will have new a front with Israel to deal with, as simple as that.
        As for HA, I am also sure after what happened in 2006, they will not dare to fire one bullet on Israel. and the proof is what happened 2 weeks ago when Israeli planes raided HA arms supply route between Lebanon and Syria, HA did not react.

        1. MekensehParty Avatar
          MekensehParty

          they did react by firing rockets into the woods and woke some Israeli soldiers from their sleep.
          Falastine here we come!!!

        2. nagy_michael2 Avatar
          nagy_michael2

          well we don’t have a proof of the latest blast. But last week Israel returned fire at HA gunpoints and wounded several members. so maybe this incident is being used by Jihadists or FSA to implicate the Syrian regime. But in any case its the responsibilities of the Syrian regime to keep the border calm. no matter what happened here and who was behind it. Israel its going to make the regime pay for it plain and simple. Our borders have been used to attack Israel and Syria never used the Golan heights. Now its payback baby. As much as I hate to say it and do not wish the sufferings on the Syrian people or anybody. But for 30 plus years we were bombarded and harrassed and jailed and manipulated by the regime. The war in Syria is no considence and its payback from whomever want to avenge Lebanon sufferings..And just because Yabroud has fallen it ain’t over until the Fat (Saudi) Lady sings..

  2. cook2half Avatar
    cook2half

    Wipe Gaza off the map!!!

    Wooops, wrong article hehe

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