Mortar shells fired from Syria land near Golan kibbutz


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two mortar shells fired from Syria struck open areas near a kibbutz in the Golan Heights.

The mortars were fired shortly after noon on Tuesday and landed near Kibbutz Ein Zivan. No injuries or serious damage were reported.

The shells triggered the Code Red rocket alert system in several Golan communities.

The incident comes amid reports in the Arab media that Israel was responsible for bombing a convoy of long-range missiles on Saturday night that were intended for Hezbollah in northern Lebanon and after an Israeli airstrike killed four terrorists placing a bomb on Israel’s border with Syria in the Golan Heights.

The Israel Defense Forces said it would investigate the incident, but said the shells likely were errant fire from the fighting between Syria’s army and the rebels as part of the country’s 4-year-old civil war.

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