IDF hits Syria after rocket lands in Golan

IDF responds to rocket fire from Syria which hit Golan Heights, destroying Syrian army position.

David Rosenberg,

View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
Basel Awidat/Flash 90

A rocket fired from Syria hit the Israeli side of the Golan Heights Thursday afternoon.

The rocket landed in an open field, an IDF spokesperson said, and no injuries or damage were reported.

Army officials say the rocket fire was part of the ongoing Syrian civil war, and that the projectile strayed off course and landed in Israeli territory.

In keeping with Israel’s deterrence policy, the IDF said, Israeli army units returned fire, striking a Syrian army position.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel or the security of its citizens,” and IDF spokesperson said Thursday evening.

“The IDF holds the Syrian government responsible for whatever occurs in its territory.”

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