Golan Heights (file)
Golan Heights (file)Reuters

Residents of the Golan Heights reported hearing sirens on Friday evening, at around 10:00 p.m. Israel time.

One rocket exploded in an open region in the northern Golan, causing no physical injuries or damages. The rocket is believed to a spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

In recent days rebels, among them Al-Qaeda's Syrian branch the Al-Nusra Front, have been involved in fierce clashes with pro-regime forces for control of the Quneitra area bordering Israel. This has resulted in increased incidents of spillover into Israel.

Last week, sirens were heard throughout the Golan Heights, as a mortar shell struck in an open field in the northern Golan.

The IDF responded by returning fire towards a Syrian army position along the northern border.

Several mortar shells have hit Israeli territory in recent weeks, and the IDF recently shot down a Syrian drone after it strayed into Israeli airspace.

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