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Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Syria
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Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Syria

IDF: 3 rockets fired from Syria into Israel

Military says has it detected three rocket launches into the Golan Heights; one rocket exploded on Syrian soil, two crashed in open fields; no damage or injuries reported

Yoav Zitun |
Published: 05.14.21 , 22:03
Three rocket launches from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights were detected, the IDF said Friday night.
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  • One rocket did not cross the border and exploded on Syrian soil and two crashed in open fields on the southern Golan Heights.
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    Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired from Syria
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    Locals report that life in the northern territory goes as usual after hearing no sirens and receiving no exceptional instructions from authorities.
    This is the first such incident in over a year.
    The Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya network reported Friday afternoon that Israel attacked a vehicle in northern Syria close to the Lebanese border. The vehicle involved in the attack, which was carried out on the Syrian side of the border, was reportedly used for smuggling. The IDF refused to comment on the incident, saying it does not comment on foreign reports.
    Thursday night, three rockets were fired from Lebanon toward the Western Galilee and crashed in the ocean. There were no damage or injuries reported in the incident.
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    Hezbollah rockets fired from Lebanon
    Hezbollah rockets fired from Lebanon
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    A Palestinian source told the Lebanese newspaper A-Nahar that Palestinian organizations were behind the attack and that they "wanted to send a message that the resistance is one — both in Lebanon and Palestine."
    Reports in Lebanon claimed that the country's security forces have captured several suspects in the launch of the rockets in the southern city of Tyre and local authorities have launched a probe into the incident.
    Meanwhile, the Lebanese army was deployed in the area of the launch near the Rashidieh Palestinian refugee camp, south of Tyre. It was also reported that Israeli fighter jets patrolled the skies in the country's south.
    On Monday, Syrian state TV reported that an Israeli helicopter gunship opened fire on a home near the border with the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, wounding one person.
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    A Syrian Army checkpoint in Quneitra
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    SANA news said that Tahrir Mahmoud, reported to be a civilian, was taken to hospital for treatment following the attack on a house in Ain Eltinah, west of the town of Hader in the southern Quneitra region.
    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitoring group, said the targeted man works for Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group.
    According to reports in Arab media, an IDF aircraft attacked a squad that allegedly intended to carry out an immediate attack on the Golan Heights border as a response to Israel's clashes with Palestinian terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip.
    The incident took place near the Druze-Syrian village of Hader near the Druze-Israeli village of Majdal Shams. Hezbollah has been trying to entrench itself in the area in recent years and had even tried to carry out a sniper attack that was thwarted similarly by the IDF last March.
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