A Syrian tank shell strayed into Israeli territory and landed near the village
of Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights on Wednesday morning.
which did not explode, is believed to have been a stray fired in the midst of a
battle between Syrian rebels and ground forces loyal to the regime of Bashar
There were no injuries or damages. The IDF launched a search of
the area, locating the tank shell and removing it safely from the
Residents of Alonei Habashan reported seeing smoke rising from the
landing area. It was not the first time that stray Syrian fire has hit the
Last year, an IDF jeep carrying out a border patrol was hit by
gunfire from Syria, days after a soldier was hit by a bullet fired over the
border. Before that, Israel fired at and struck two Syrian mortar launchers,
following two consecutive days in which Syrian artillery shells exploded in
Also on Wednesday, Israel repatriated six of seven
Syrians after treating them for wounds suffered in the Syrian civil war, the IDF
Soldiers evacuated the wounded Syrians from the border to the
Ziv Medical Center in Safed earlier this month, and provided them with emergency
Six have since recovered, and were returned to Syria
at an undisclosed location to protect their safety, the IDF said.
seventh person who arrived at the hospital in serious condition is still being
Jerusalem Post staff and Reuters contributed to this report.