Two rockets fired from Syria explode in Israel's Golan Heights

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to At least two rockets were fired from Syria into Israel early Tuesday afternoon, setting off warning sirens in the northern part of the Golan Heights. Local residents reported hearing explosions.

View of Syria from the Golan Heights on the Israeli Side. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Shortly before 1 p.m., sirens sounded in the northern Golan communities of Majdal Shams, Odem, El Rom, Buq'ata, Mas'ade, Neve Ativ, Nimrod, and Ein Qiniyye.

The rockets exploded in open areas in the Golan, and no injuries or damage were reported.

The IDF returned fire at the source of the rocket fire in Syria.

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit tweeted, "Following rockets striking the Golan Heights, #IDF responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack."

In the wake of the rocket attack, visitors were evacuated from the Mount Hermon ski site.

Tension has been high along the Israeli borders with Syria and Lebanon since the reported Israeli airstrike on Jan. 18 in Syria's Quneitra region, in which high-level Hezbollah terrorist operatives and Iranian military officials were killed.

An IDF source said on Tuesday that Hezbollah had launched the rockets, but emphasized that Israel "sees Syria as responsible for all fire emanating from its territory," Yedioth Achronoth reported,

Posted on January 27, 2015 .