IDF, fired on from Syria for third straight day, views incidents ‘with concern’

( An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) jeep in the central Golan Heights was hit by gunfire from across the Syrian border on Tuesday, marking the third straight day the Israeli army was fired on from Syria, the IDF said in a statement.

IDF artillery units “returned precise fire” and destroyed the source of the gunfire, according to the statement. Israel viewed the three consecutive days of cross-border gunfire incidents “with concern,” the statement said, and Army Radio reported that IDF believes the fire from across the Syrian border was intentionally directed at IDF forces, rather than being a spillover from the Syrian civil war, as a number of such previous incidents had been.

Posted on May 21, 2013 .