Syrian mortar shell explodes in Golan.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
Four stray Syrian mortar shells landed in Israeli territory on the Golan Heights
on Saturday, marking the second time in days that Syrian fire crossed the
There were no injuries or damage sustained in the
The IDF scanned the area after the shells fell, locating them
in an open field.
Israel notified the UN Disengagement Observer Force of
Israel Radio said the Syrian fire traveled the furthest from
the international frontier since the Syrian civil war began two years
The shells were fired in the midst of intense battles between rebels
and military forces loyal to the regime of Bashar Assad.
the IDF located a Syrian tank shell that strayed into Israel and landed near
Moshav Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights.
Alonei Habashan residents
reported seeing smoke rising from the landing area. It was not the first time
that stray Syrian fire has hit the area.
Last week, Israel repatriated
six of seven Syrians after treating them for wounds suffered in the Syrian civil
war, the IDF announced.
Soldiers evacuated the wounded Syrians from the
border to Safed’s Ziv Medical Center earlier this month, and provided them with
emergency hospital treatment.
Six have since recovered and were returned
to an undisclosed location in Syria to protect their safety, the IDF said. A
seventh person who arrived at the hospital in serious condition is still being
Last year, an IDF jeep carrying out a border patrol was hit by
gunfire from Syria, just days after a soldier was hit by a bullet fired over the
border.Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.