Syria mortars on Golan Heights hurt two UN peacekeepers

Israel hospital treating peacekeeping forces injured from apparent stray fire from Syrian civil war.

By REUTERS
May 4, 2015 13:07
Quneitra

A UN observation tower is seen overlooking Syria, next to the Quneitra border crossing between the Golan Heights in Israel and Syria.. (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 analyses 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

Mortar bombs launched from Syria wounded two United Nations peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Monday, the IDF said, in what appeared to be stray fire from Syrian civil war fighting.

A military spokeswoman said the peacekeepers were taken for treatment at an Israeli hospital and that she had no further details on their condition or nationality. Israel Radio said they were wounded slightly.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The spokeswoman said the mortar fire was apparently spillover fighting in Syria.

The UN mission known as UNDOF - with about 800 soldiers from Fiji, India, Ireland, Nepal, and the Netherlands - was established in 1974. It monitors a cease-fire line on the Golan between Israel and Syria.

UNDOF could not be reached for comment.

Shells fired in battles between forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and rebels trying to topple him in four years of fighting have occasionally landed on the Golan.

The last such incident was on Tuesday.


JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:

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

November 12, 2018
Can Saudi Arabia compete as Iran flexes its economic muscles in Iraq?

By REUTERS