IAF attacks in Syria after spillover fire, Syrian source says Israel helping rebels

If confirmed the mortar was fired from Syria, it would be the third shooting into Israel this week.

By
September 10, 2016 13:33
1 minute read.
Smoke rises during fighting in the village of Ahmadiyah in Syria

Smoke rises during fighting in the village of Ahmadiyah in Syria, as seen from the Israeli side of the border fence between Syria and the Golan Heights [File]. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Israel Air Force struck Assad regime artillery guns on Saturday in response to a stray mortar shell fired from Syria exploding on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights earlier in the day.

The IDF said in a statement that holds the Syrian regime “responsible for what occurs in its territory,” and it will “not tolerate any attempt to harm the State of Israel’s sovereignty and the security of its residents.”

It was the third time in a week that the air force responded to stray Syrian fire.

On Thursday, the IAF also targeted Syrian artillery units after a stray shell hit some 15 kilometers inside Israeli territory.

That shell too was fired in the course of civil war battles in southern Syria.


Last Sunday, the IAF also attacked Syrian artillery following stray fire into Israel.

On June 7, shortly after becoming defense minister, Avigdor Liberman toured the northern border, and said, “The role of the IDF here is to safeguard the quiet on the northern border, and that is what we are doing.

We have no other plans, other than to safeguard the quiet, and I hope that everyone understands that well, including our neighbors.”

Liberman added, “In any case, I would not advise anyone to try and test us.”

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
April 22, 2019
PLO to discuss revoking Israel recognition, ending security coordination

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH