(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) At least two rockets were fired from Syria into Israel early Tuesday afternoon, setting off warning sirens in the northern part of the Golan Heights. Local residents reported hearing explosions.
View of Syria from the Golan Heights on the Israeli Side. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Shortly before 1 p.m., sirens sounded in the northern Golan communities of Majdal Shams, Odem, El Rom, Buq’ata, Mas’ade, Neve Ativ, Nimrod and Ein Qiniyye.
The rockets exploded in open areas in the Golan Heights and no injuries or damage were reported.
The IDF returned fire at the source of the rocket fire in Syria.
Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit, tweeted, “Following rockets striking the Golan Heights, #IDF responded with artillery towards the positions that launched the attack.”
In the wake of the rocket attack, visitors were evacuated from the Mount Hermon ski site.
Tensions have been high recently on the borders with Syria and Lebanon since the reported Israeli airstrike on Jan. 18 in Syria’s Quneitra region in which a number of high-level Hezbollah operatives and Iranian military officials were killed.
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