New clashes on Syrian-Israeli border
IDF tanks fired into Syria on Monday for the second time in as many
days, after a Syrian mortar shell landed in the Golan Heights.
The events played out in a similar sequence to those on Sunday, when
an errant Syrian shell elicited an Israeli warning shot at the Syrian
military for the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. On Monday,
however, the IDF said it shot "at the source of the fire in Syria,"
and scored a "direct hit," taking out two mortar launchers.
The Syrian shell landed near an IDF outpost in Hazeka on the Golan.
Army Radio reported that there were no injuries or damage from the
shell, which hit as Israel suffered a barrage of missiles from Gaza,
putting the IDF in the position of monitoring enemy fire along both
the northern and southern borders.
After Sunday's mortar shell exploded, Israel sent a warning message to
the UN, saying that any further firing into Israel will result “in a
On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint on
behalf of Israel and Syria, RIA Novosti reports