2 U.N. peacekeepers injured on Golan by Syrian mortars


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two U.N. peacekeepers on the Golan Heights were injured by mortar shells fired from Syria.

The shells hit a United Nations Disengagement Observer Force base on the Israeli side of the Golan, as well as Kibbutz Ein Zivan, according to the Israeli military. The peacekeepers, whose nationalities were not known, were taken to an Israeli hospital for treatment.

The Israel Defense Forces said the shells were errant fire from the fighting between Syria’s army and the rebels as part of the country’s 4-year-old civil war. Several stray rockets and shells have landed in Israel in recent months.

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