Israeli soldier wounded by errant fire from Syria

The Israel-Syria border's Quneitra crossing. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( An Israel Defense Forces soldier was wounded by errant fire from Syria on Monday in the latest spillover of Syrian civil war fighting into Israeli territory. Israel did not return fire and is investigating the incident.

The soldier from the the Armored Corps 7th Brigade was "lightly injured” from a bullet that hit him in the leg at an IDF outpost in the northern Golan Heights, north of Kibbutz Marom Golan. He was taken to the Rebecca Sieff Hospital in Safed, the IDF said, according to Reuters.

Last week, an Israeli Patriot missile shot down a Syrian drone, and two weeks ago an IDF officer and a civilian were also injured by errant Syrian fire.

Posted on September 9, 2014 .