Northern tensions: Chief of Staff assesses situation

Chief of Staff expresses appreciation for leadership and fortitude demonstrated by local authorities and citizens in Golan Heights.

Mordechai Sones ,

IDF mobile artillery units stand to on the Golan
IDF mobile artillery units stand to on the Golan

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot, Commander of Northern Command Maj-Gen. Yoel Strick, Commander of Home Front Command Maj.-Gen. Tamir Yadai, and Brigadier General Amit Fisher held a briefing on Wednesday with commanders in the Golan Heights.

Additionally a meeting was held with Golan Heights civilian leaders. As part of the meeting, commanders briefed local authority heads regarding the situation assessment and discussed preparedness on the civilian front.

The Chief of Staff expressed his great appreciation for the leadership and civilian fortitude demonstrated by the local authority heads and citizens in the Golan Heights.

On Wednesday morning, the Syrian Human Rights Organization reported at least 15 people were killed in an attack last night against Iranian missile depots at the Syrian army's Al-Kiswa base. Among those killed were eight Iranians.

The Syrian human rights organization, an opponent of the Assad regime, claimed it was an Israeli attack on an Iranian military facility. Israel refused to confirm the IDF was behind the attack.

Eizenkot's assessment came hours before the Iranian Qods Force attack on the Golan Heights, in whcih they fired a barrage of 20 rockets at IDF posts.

No injuries or damages were reported in the attack. The Iron Dome intercepted several of the rockets.

Israeli soldiers stand in shade next to tank near border with Syria