facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Syrian mortar shells explode in Israel

Nov. 8, 2012 at 7:07 AM   |   Comments

HAIFA, Israel, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Three mortar shells fired from Syria exploded inside Israel Thursday, causing no damage or injuries, the Israeli army said.

Two of the shells exploded in open fields and a third shell landed in the Israeli community of Moshav Alonei HaBashan in the central Golan Heights but failed to explode.

Israeli defense officials said they believe the shells were not intentionally fired at Israel but instead were stray shells fired in clashes between forces loyal to President Bashar Assad and rebel forces, Israel Radio said. Sappers were dispatched to the area.

The incident occurred just days after Israel submitted a complaint to the United Nations charging Syria with violating the Israeli-Syrian cease-fire agreement after three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone near the Israeli border where they remained until nightfall.An Israeli army jeep patrolling near the border came under fire Sunday. No one was injured in the attack.

Topics: Israel Radio
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country Survey: Harvard Law grads earn the most of any grad school in the country
2
Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile Lockheed Martin, Roketsan collaborate on F-35 cruise missile
3
GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets GenDyn UK picks Lockheed Martin for vehicle turrets
4
North Korea: South's leaflet campaign 'declaration of war' North Korea: South's leaflet campaign 'declaration of war'
5
Russian currency crashes Russian currency crashes
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback