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Israel retaliates after stray Syrian fire in Golan

Israeli soldiers patrol near the border with Syria after projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit Israel’s Golan Heights on June 24, 2017. The “errant projectile” that triggered the return fire was “a result of internal fighting in Syria, ” it added.Israel ultimately hold the Syrian regime responsible for violations of its sovereignty.IDF said it targeted the “Syrian military artillery position” on Saturday as retaliation for two stray shells hitting the Israeli-controlled part of the disputed Golan Heights. There have been no casualties on the Israeli side in any such incident.Daniel also explained why Israel’s northern region has recently seen an increase of spillover fire.It said the Syrian shell caused no injuries Friday, the latest in several such incidents of this week.Syrian government troops have been battling antigovernment rebels and radical Islamic extremists on its side of the border, and there have been other cases of stray fire crossing the armistice line between Syria and Israel.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he would not tolerate any spillover from the fighting in Syria. “Whoever attacks us, we will attack him”.In April, Israel shot down what it identified only as “a target” over the Golan, hours after Syria accused it of hitting a military position near Damascus airport.Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and later extended its sovereignty over the area in 1981 in a move that was never recognized by the global community.