Photo: EPA
IDF tank in the Golan Heights
Photo: EPA

Tensions mount as IDF fires second 'warning shot' at Syrian outpost

Day after IDF tanks fire on Syrian military position after spotting construction work along the border in violation of a 1974 UN ceasefire agreement, tanks go into action again in the northern Golan.

An IDF tank fired another warning shot on a Syrian military position Sunday evening in the northern Golan Heights, a day after another tank opened fire near the Druze village of Hader in Syria as Israel discovered the Syrian army was conducting construction along their border.



The IDF says Syria violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement on the Golan Heights by using heavy tools to fortify a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries.


IDF tanks in the Golan Heights (צילום: דובר צה"ל)
IDF tanks in the Golan Heights (צילום: דובר צה"ל)


In response, the IDF says it complained to the United Nations peacekeeper force station on the Golan and fired a tank shell as a warning.


IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said earlier this week that the IDF had deployed tanks on the slopes of Mount Hermon to fulfill this intention of defending the settlement.


The same Israeli armored force was the one to fire at the outpost the Syrian army was trying to recapture in the strip adjacent to the border fence—through which the car carrying an explosive charge into Hader infiltrated the village earlier this month.


פרסום ראשון: 11.19.17, 19:53
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