IDF Officer Wounded by Syrian Gunfire

Soldier lightly wounded by cross-border fire, IDF responds by hitting points of attack.

Kobi Finkler, Ari Yashar,

IDF on northern border (file)
IDF on northern border (file)
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An IDF officer was lightly wounded on Tuesday evening by gunfire from the Syrian border, during operational IDF activity on the Golan Heights.

The officer did not require medical treatment; apparently he was shot by a handgun or another type of small-arms, as opposed to an assault rifle or some larger form of weaponry.

IDF forces responded by opening fire at the sources of the attack.

The Syrian border has been a frequent point of spillover or directed fire against Israel under the cover of the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Just over a month-and-a-half ago rockets were fired at Israel from Syria, landing in open territory and not causing any damage or wounds. The IDF responded with massive artillery fire towards the points of fire in Syria.

Israel's northern border has been tense in general, after Hezbollah terrorists in late January launched an anti-tank missile attack killing two IDF soldiers. In that case as well the IDF responded with heavy fire.

Hezbollah has been highly active in Syria where they are fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime along with their sponsor Iran.