Residents of a town in the Golan Heights
reported hearing a loud blast in the area Wednesday morning. A 100 mm tank shell fired from Syria
was then found near the community.
The mortar landed in an open area and apparently did not explode. Sappers are dismantling it. It was likely the result of a misfire during battles between Syrian rebels
and Assad's forces.
"At 10:40 am two residents reported hearing a noise outside the community. They saw smoke and reported it to the army," Golan Regional Council spokeswoman Dalia Amos said.
Tank shell found in Golan (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
Soldiers canvass area (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
Amos noted that "sometimes we hear echoes of blasts from Syria but today was quiet."
This is not the first time a mortar fired from Syria hits a Golan town. Last November, three Syrian mortar shells
exploded inside Israel.
One 82 mm mortar landed at Moshav Alonei Habashan but did not explode. Another fell near the border fence. There were no injuries or damage.
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