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        5/21/2013, Sivan 12, 5773

      Senior Security Shuns Silence on Syria Shooting

      Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon spoke out on the shooting incident along the border with Syria. "We will not be silent regarding Syria shooting at our territory," he vowed. "First of all, we have a clear policy regarding Syria. We do not interfere in the civil war there, of course. But with regard to the Golan Heights, we will not allow leakage of fire into our territory. Tonight we destroyed the Syrian army's goal following the shooting," he stated. Following the incident, the IDF fired back, eliminating the source of the gunfire. Defense Minister Yaalon made the statement Tuesday during a visit to a naval base near Haifa.