IDF fires at terrorists who crossed fence in Golan

IDF troops fire towards armed suspects who crossed the Alpha Line into Israel near the Syrian border.

Kobi Finkler ,

Golan Heights
Golan Heights
Miriam Feiga Bunimovich/TPS

IDF troops on Sunday evening spotted armed suspects who crossed the Alpha Line into Israel near the Syrian border fence in the Golan Heights.

In response, IDF troops fired towards them. No injuries to IDF soldiers were reported.

“The IDF will continue to operate against violations of Israeli sovereignty and of the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

This is the first incident on the Israeli-Syrian border since the reoccupation of the Syrian Golan Heights by the army of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

Earlier on Sunday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a security consultation at the Kirya base in Tel Aviv, with the participation of the head of Military Intelligence, the Commander of the Air Force, the Commander of the Navy, two cabinet ministers and former senior officials in the defense establishment.

Despite the participation of cabinet ministers, the consultation is not considered a cabinet meeting. A source involved in the matter noted that this was a consultation that was scheduled in advance.

At the start of Sunday’s Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said, "The decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from Syria will not change our consistent policy: We will continue to act against Iran's attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria, and to the extent necessary, we will even expand our actions there.”