Israeli Army Strikes Syrian Target in Response to Errant Mortal Shells

Israel responded with airstrikes after several such incidents this week

An Israeli tourist looks at the Syrian side of the border from Mount Bental, in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a day after after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the Golan on June 25, 2017
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The Israeli army struck a Syrian army target in the Golan Heights late on Saturday after errant fire from the war spilled over into Israel, marking the third such incident in a week.

A mortar shell hit near the border fence in the northern Golan Heights on Saturday afternoon, followed by another one shortly after. The Israeli army said no casualties or damage were caused. The army is patrolling the area.

A day earlier, the Israeli air force struck a mortar launcher belonging to the Assad regime in the Syrian Golan Heights after errant fire hit northern Israel.

On Wednesday, Israel struck Assad regime targets soon after several projectiles hit the Israeli Golan Heights. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was attending a ceremony marking 40 years since the establishment of the town of Katzrin in northern Israel at the time of the fire.

On Sunday, Israel attacked a Syrian army units after in response to spillover. A day earlier, two people were reported killed when Israel attacked Syrian army positions in the same area in response to errant fire.