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      Syrian Shell Hits Israel in Golan

      A shell fired from Syria hits the Golan as rebels, Syrian troops continue to battle near border.
      By Maayana Miskin
      First Publish: 2/27/2013, 2:09 PM

      Mine field in the Golan Heights
      Mine field in the Golan Heights
      Flash 90

      A shell fired from Syria hit Israel on Wednesday. The shell was found after residents of a Golan town reported hearing the whistle of incoming fire near their community.

      IDF soldiers searched the area and found a shell that had not detonated. Sappers neutralized the device.

      The IDF believes that the 100-mm shell was fired at Israel accidentally during a battle within Syria.

      Residents of the Golan said they still hear explosions from Syria as rebel forces battle Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops. However, they said, recently the region has mostly been quiet.

      The shell is not the first to hit Israel as a result of fighting in Syria. Three months ago a mortar shell hit the Golan. The IDF fired warning shots in response.