Rocket fired in Syria lands in Israeli Golan


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A rocket fired in Syria as part of that country’s war struck Israel near the Golan Heights border.

No injuries or damage were reported from the rocket, which hit by the Quneitra crossing on Monday morning.

On Friday night a mortar shell struck Israel on the Golan, where a number of rockets and mortar shells have spilled over from the Syrian civil war in recent months and more in recent weeks.

Fighting in Syria near the Israel border was reported to be intense on Monday morning.

United Nations peacekeepers reportedly evacuated their equipment to Israel from Camp Faouar, the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force’s main headquarters, located in Syria near Quneitra, the only official border crossing between Israel and Syria. The equipment was evacuated through special gates opened by the Israeli military, the Times of Israel reported, citing Israel Radio.

Also Monday, a siren signaling incoming rockets sounded in communities on the Gaza border, but the Israel Defense Forces said it was a false alarm. No rockets have been fired from Gaza on Israel since a cease-fire went into effect on Aug. 26.

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