Golan border Syria truck 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Baz Ratner)
An unknown Palestinian terrorist group said it was behind Wednesday’s projectile
fire on Mount Hermon, releasing a statement and a video of the alleged attack
several hours after it occurred.
The group, calling itself the Abdul
Qader al-Husseini Brigades, released a video on YouTube showing men firing
several projectiles consecutively in dim light, possibly at dawn.
group said the attack was launched to mark “Nakba Day,”
on which Palestinians
mourn the establishment of the State of Israel.
“We are avenging all our
martyrs that we lost in our war with the Zionist enemy,” the terrorist group
said in a statement.
The claim follows Arabic media reports that Syrian
authorities are considering allowing Palestinian armed groups to launch attacks
against Israel across the Golan Heights border in the wake of reported Israeli
air strikes on Hezbollah-bound missile shipments in Damascus.
mortar shells slammed into Mount Hermon on Wednesday morning, marking the first
time that the area has been hit since the start of the Syrian civil war two
Following the incident, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Benny
Gantz held consultations with senior defense officials.
exploded in open areas, failing to cause damages or injuries. The IDF is still
seeking to determine whether the shells were fired deliberately, or were part of
a battle between rebels and the Syrian army.