Israel, responding to Golan spillover, fires into Syria

Click photo to download. Caption: The Golan Heights. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.( While Israel’s preoccupation these days is a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into the south, the Jewish state remains subject to the Syrian civil war’s continued spillover into the north.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that Israel responded to gunfire aimed at its troops in the Golan Heights by firing into Syria on Sunday. Syrian soldiers may have been killed in the incident.

“There was small arms fire [at Israeli forces], there was a response, and from what I hear over Arab media, it appears Syrian soldiers were killed,” IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told Army Radio.

Mordechai said Israel is trying its best not to be dragged further into the Syrian civil war.

Posted on November 18, 2012 .