Israeli Troops Cross Into Syria, Shoot at Four Suspected of Throwing Explosives Over Border

One of the four suspects was wounded in the incident and taken to a hospital in northern Israel by helicopter

Adi Hashmonai
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The Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, earlier this year.
The Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, earlier this year.Credit: Gil Eliyahu
Adi Hashmonai

Israeli Defense Forces soldiers crossed into Syria on Monday and shot at four individuals suspected of throwing suspicious objects over the border fence into Israeli territory.

Defense officials believe that the objects thrown were explosives devices.

One of the four suspects was wounded by the gunfire and taken to Poriya Hospital in northern Israel by helicopter, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirmed. The other suspects escaped back into Syria.

According to the army, the soldiers used the standard protocol for unidentified suspects when they open fire.

According to the hospital, the wounded man was shot in the stomach and is undergoing surgery. His condition is considered serious and unstable, according to Poriya's emergency room director, Dr. Eran Tal-Or.

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