Reports: Syrian rebels, not Israel, behind border attack


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An attack on the Syria-Lebanon border blamed on Israel was the work of Syrian rebels, the Israeli media reported, citing unnamed Israeli defense sources.

The early Monday attack, which mimicked a Saturday-night attack alleged to have been carried out by Israel, was blamed on Israel in Arab media reports on Monday morning, including by Al Jazeera.

The second attack came several hours after four terrorists placing a bomb on Israel’s border with Syria in the Golan Heights were killed in an Israeli airstrike.

Arab media had reported over the weekend that Israel was responsible for bombing a convoy of long-range missiles on Saturday night that were intended for Hezbollah in northern Lebanon.

The Israeli military has neither confirmed nor denied any of the reports, saying it does not comment on foreign media reports.

Syria is in the midst of a more than four-year civil between armed rebels and government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.

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