Video Shows Syrian Rocket Hitting Israeli Ski Resort on Mount Hermon

Ten Syrian, Iranian, Hezbollah militants said killed in Israeli retaliation for rockets fired at Golan Heights

Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel
Noa Shpigel

A rocket fired from Syria Saturday overnight hit an Israeli ski resort on Mount Hermon, the Israeli army said Sunday, with shrapnel from the explosion damaging a chairlift cable.

In response to the rocket fire, the Israel Defense Forces struck a number of a number of military targets in Syria overnight which was later confirmed Sunday.

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Damage after a Syrian rocket hit Mount Hermon, Israel, June 2, 2019. Credit: Mount Hermon Ski Resort

Syrian state media reported that three Syrian soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in the strike, while the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that 10 were killed, seven of which were Iranian and Hezbollah militants.

Another outlet, aligned with the Assad regime, reported that five Syrians were killed. The Syrian government has not confirmed either report.

Damage to a cable car after a Syrian rocket hit Mount Hermon, Israel, June 2, 2019. Credit: Mount Hermon Ski Resort

Israel said its air force struck a number of targets, including two artillery batteries, a number of observation posts near the border, and an air defense battery.

In January, Israel's Iron Dome defense system intercepted a Syrian ground-to-ground missile over the ski resort. The Israeli military said on Monday that the missile was manufactured by Iran and launched by Iranian forces in Syria.

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