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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Syrian mortar shells hit Israeli side of Golan

Mortar shells from an exchange of fire between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad landed on the Israeli side of the Golan Heights on Tuesday. Israel has called that 'unacceptable' and has filed a complaint with the UN peacekeeping force that monitors the border area, the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
There were no reports of injuries or damage as a result of the incident.


The mortar shells were "aimed at villages inside Syria and are part of the internal, ongoing conflict in Syria," said the IDF Spokesman's Office following the incident.
The IDF also warned that "fire from Syria leaking into Israel will not be accepted."
Israel has prepared contingency plans over the possibility that violence in Syria, where rebels are fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad, could reach Israeli territory. Last Wednesday, the IDF held a surprise large-scale drill in the Golan, the scope of which had not been held in the region for several years.
39 years ago tomorrow, Israel was attacked on two fronts simultaneously by Egypt and Syria. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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