Mortar Fire From Syria Hits Israel’s Golan Heights During Netanyahu Visit

Israeli media reported that the mortar was sacked at the same time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in the so-called settlement of Katzrin in Golan at a ceremony marking the town’s 40th anniversary.The IDF spokesman said that the IDF targeted the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.”During my speech, shells from the Syrian side landed in our territory and the Israel Defence Forces have already struck back”, the Israeli premier said in an English-language statement. The report said that Iranian militias are now located three kilometers from the Golan border and operate from Syrian army positions.Whoever attacks us – we will attack him.”I said that we will not tolerate spillover and that we will respond to every firing”, he said. “That is our policy, and we will continue it”.Israeli security forces reported there were no injuries and no damage was done from the errant project and it was a of internal fighting in Syria. Israel took control of the Golan during the 1967 Six-Day War.There has been an increase in such fire from fighting in Syria hitting the Golan in the past few days.The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force has patrolled the buffer zone between Syria and Israel since 1974, a year after the 1973 Yom Kippur War.