Iron Dome discharges in northern Israel after mortars fired from Syria


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Iron Dome anti-missile system was fired for the first time on the Syrian border after mortar shells from Syria were launched at the Golan Heights.

Two mortar shells fired from Syria landed on the Golan on Wednesday. The explosives likely were unintentional, according to the Israel Defense Forces’ spokesman.

No damages or injuries were reported.

The mortars may have been fired in celebration of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s electoral victory.

Several mortars were fired on Israel from Syria on June 2, with one explosive landing near an Israeli army outpost on Mount Hermon. The Israeli military responded by firing artillery in the direction of the launching site.


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