Mortar shell fired from Syria explodes in Israel’s Golan Heights

Syrian territory near the border with Israel. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to A mortar shell fired from Syria exploded in the Alonei Habashan area of Israel’s Golan Heights on Sunday night. No injuries or damage were reported in the latest spillover of the Syrian civil war into Israel.

In recent days, there has been intense fighting on the Syrian side of the Israeli border with the country. Security officials were investigating whether Sunday’s mortar fire was accidental spillover from that fighting.

Three weeks ago, two mortar shells were accidentally fired from Syria into Israel, exploding in the groves of Kibbutz Ein Zivan. That same week, four terrorists trying to plant an explosive device near the border fence in the Golan Heights were killed by Israel Defense Forces fire.

Posted on May 18, 2015 .