New clashes on Syrian-Israeli border

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

real response.”


On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint on

behalf of Israel and Syria, RIA Novosti reports