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IAF Planes Hit Syria After Golan Blast Injures Three Soldiers

Three soldiers were injured Tuesday when an explosive device went off on the Golan Heights near the jeep they were riding in.
By David Lev
First Publish: 3/18/2014, 3:20 PM

IDF patrol in Golan Heights
IDF patrol in Golan Heights
Reuters

Israel Air Force planes opened fire on terror sites in Syria, where terrorists who are connected to the attack on an IDF jeep earlier Tuesday. Three soldiers were injured when an explosive device went off on the Golan Heights, as an IDF jeep was passing by.

The incident occurred near the border with Syria, outside the village of Majdal a-Shams. The injured soldiers were being treated at Rambam Hospital in Haifa, where they were airlifted by helicopter. Reports said that one of the soldiers was moderately injured, while the second sustained light injuries.

An explosive device similarly went off as IDF soldiers patrolled near the Lebanese border last Friday. No one was injured in that incident, although three soldiers were treated for shock at Ziv Hospital in Tzefat.

The following day, Saturday, IDF soldiers identified several individuals approaching the border in a suspected attempt to set another explosive. The soldiers fired on the suspects, who fled.