IDF: bullets hit UN camp in Golan Heights
After residents in northern Israel report of hearing exploding mortar shells in the Golan Heights, raising fears of a third consecutive day of such occurrences, IDF scours the area and confirms the sounds were in fact bullets hitting a UNDOF outpost on the border; no injuries caused.
A United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) near the Golan Heights was reported by the IDF to have been hit by a number of bullets on Monday morning after residents originally raised fears that they heard mortar explosions in the area.
Upon receiving the reports that the residents had heard the booms of projectiles, the IDF immediately began scouring the area in search for the alleged explosions.
However, by 10am troops had determined that the sounds were actually echoes from bullets that had struck the UNDOF outpost adjacent to the fence in the northern Golan Heights.
No injuries were caused and the Israeli population in the north had not been given any extraordinary instructions. However, farmers are still not allowed to approach orchards near the border in the area of Quneitra.
The General Command of the Syrian Army warned Israel overnight Sunday against what it described as aggression for the IDF’s reprisal attacks meted out following the spillovers from the country, adding that it holds “the Israeli enemy responsible for the dangerous consequences of the recurrence of these operations."
On Sunday, the IDF said it attacked a series of targets belonging to the Syrian military after several projectiles from Syria landed in the Golan Heights for a second day.
The military said it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunitions truck. There were no immediate reports of casualties. But as an added precaution, the military instructed Israeli civilians from gathering in open areas in the border area.
In a statement issued overnight Sunday, the Syrians accused Israel of deliberately attempting to abet terrorists.“The Israeli enemy has again attacked one of our military outposts in a desperate attempt to support terror organizations and to raise the their low morale,” a Syrian statement read.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.