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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.

Maayana Miskin,

Mine field in the Golan Heights
Mine field in the Golan Heights
Israel news photo: 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.