Mortar falls on Golan while Netanyahu delivers speech nearby

The IDF spokesman said that the IDF targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.

June 28, 2017 23:04
Netanyahu at cabinet meeting

Netanyahu at cabinet meeting. (photo credit: EMIL SALMAN/POOL)


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An errant mortar shell fell in an open area in the northern Golan Heights on Wednesday evening, at the same time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Katzrin at a ceremony marking the town's 40th anniversary.

The IDF spokesman said that the IDF targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.

This was the third day this week that the IDF has responded to mortar shells that landed in the Golan from the fighting taking place between Syrian rebel forces and the army of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Soon after the mortar fire and the IDF response, Netanyahu said in Katzrin what he has said repeatedly over the last week, that Israel will not tolerate a “spillover” of the fighting in Syria into Israel, and will respond to every incident of fire on Israel.

“We will attack those who attack us,” he said. “That is our policy, and we will continue it.”

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