Projectile from Syria hits Israeli-occupied Golan
July 01 2017 08:03 PM
Golan heights shelling
Golan heights shelling

AFP/Jerusalem

Stray fire from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli army said, in the latest such incident across the armistice line.

‘A projectile launched from Syria hit an open area in the northern Golan Heights,’ an army statement said, referring to the territory seized from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967.

‘The errant projectile is a result of internal fighting in Syria,’ it added, saying that there were no reports of casualties.

It was the fifth time in a week there had been stray fire across the armistice line as Syrian troops battle rebels, including hardline Islamists, on the other side.

There have been no casualties but Israel responded to the previous incidents by striking Syrian army positions.

Rebels recently launched an offensive against government forces in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the armistice line.

During a speech on Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not tolerate any spillover from the fighting.

‘We will respond to every firing,’ he said.



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