Two Mortars Hit Golan Heights

Two mortar shells fired from Syria have landed in the Southern Golan Heights.

Adam Ross ,

(Illustration) Golan Heights
(Illustration) Golan Heights
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The IDF has confirmed two mortar shells fired from Syrian territory hit the Golan Heights earlier today (Thursday). The incident, which caused no injuries, was described by the IDF Spokesman as a likely accidental spillover from the violence in Syria.

The incident is the latest in a series of cross-border incidents.

Last month Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor sent a letter of complaint to the Security Council denouncing a series of Syrian violations of the 1974 ceasefire agreement between the two countries. In one such incident, gunfire from the Syrian side of the border hit close to an IDF patrol in the northern Golan Heights. There were no injuries or damages.

Aside from the mortars and gunfire that has spilled over into Israel, the country's northern hospitals have also treated dozens of Syrians injured in the fighting. Last night (Wednesday) two Syrian toddlers were treated in Nahariya, while the Ziv Hospital in Tzfat reported it had treated its 96th Syrian casualty since the fighting began two years ago.