IDF responds to mortar shell in Golan Heights

IDF soldiers fire warning shots, IDF files complaint with UN after mortar shell from Syria strikes IDF post

Date: 11/11/2012, 2:07 PM     Author: IDF Website

A short while ago, a mortar shell hit an IDF post in the Golan Heights adjacent to the Israel-Syria border, as part of the internal conflict inside Syria. No damage or injuries have been reported.
 
In response, IDF soldiers fired warning shots towards Syrian areas.
 
The IDF has filed a complaint through the UN forces operating in the area, stating that fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity.

A week ago (Sunday, November 4), Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz toured the Golan Heights together with commanders of the Gaash Formation, which is responsible for protecting the region around the Syrian border. "This is a Syrian issue that could become our issue," the Chief of Staff then said of the ongoing fighting in Syria, instructing forces in the field to remain alert in protecting the Golan Heights and preventing violence from spilling across the border.