Syrian rockets fall in Golan Heights

Four rockets fall in Golan Heights, IDF responds by targeting Syrian military.

Chana Roberts ,

Overlooking Syria
Overlooking Syria
Kobi Gideon, GPO

The IDF on Saturday destroyed three Syrian artillery cannons after four rockets landed in the northern Golan Heights.

The rockets fell in an open area and did not cause damage or injuries.

According to an IDF spokesman, the rockets were the result of spillover from Syria's civil war.

"This is a serious incident, even if it is the result of spillover," the spokesman said. "If events such as this continue, Israel will be forced to respond more harshly. The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel's sovereignty or the security of its citizens. We see the Syrian government as responsible for what happens in its territory."

On Thursday, 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.

Israeli army units returned fire, striking a Syrian army position.

Earlier this week, a Syrian surface-to-air missile battery opened fire on Israeli aircraft flying over southern Lebanon, an IDF spokesperson reported. Israeli Air Force planes returned fire, destroying the surface-to-air missile battery which had attacked them.