Rockets from Syria land in Golan for second day


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A mortar shell fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights in Israel for the second straight day.

The mortar fired on Tuesday morning landed in the central Golan Heights.

On Monday, two projectiles fired from Syria landed in the southern Golan Heights. In both cases, no damage or injuries were reported.

Israel filed complaints on both days over the rocket fire with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.

The rockets “were fired erroneously as a byproduct of internal conflict in Syria,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a tweet Monday. Tuesday’s mortar also is believed to be an errant projectile fired as part of the country’s civil war.

The rockets came after an alleged Israeli attack on a target in Damascus.

Meanwhile, Israel reopened civilian airspace in its North, with local commercial flights set to restart.

Also on Tuesday, the Palestinian terrorist  organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, based in Damascus, told The Associated Press that  it had received a go-ahead from Syrian President Bashar Assad to “attack Israeli targets” from the part of the Golan Heights that is controlled by Syria. The group has been fighting with Assad’s troops against the rebels in the country’s two-year civil war, according to the AP.

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