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Two Rockets Explode in Golan Heights, IDF Returns Fire

Since an airstrike that targeted Hezbollah terrorists and Iranian operatives over a week ago, Israel’s enemies have been vowing to attack the Jewish state. The Jerusalem Post reports that two rockets were fired into the Golan Heights from Syria today, and that the IDF directed artillery fire at the source of the attacks:

Two projectiles fired from Syria landed in the Golan Heights on Tuesday. The IDF returned artillery fire toward the source of the projectiles. The army said that it scored a direct strike against the source of enemy fire.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage in the attack.

Rocket alert sirens were sounded in the area prior to the attack. The rockets fell in the Mount Hermon area and in Merom Golan.

The IDF was clearing the Mount Hermon ski resort area of visitors in the aftermath of the attack.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but it comes just nine days after a strike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria which has been widely attributed to Israel.

Six Hezbollah operatives were killed in the strike, along with six Iranians, including a high-ranking Revolutionary Guards general. Among the Hezbollah operatives killed in the strike was Jihad Mougniyeh, the son of Hezbollah’s former military leader, Imad Moughniyeh.

Iran and Hezbollah have both vowed to retaliate for the strike.

Since the alleged Israeli air strike, the IDF has increased its presence in northern communities as part of a measure to boost defenses around civilian areas ahead of a potential Hezbollah attack.

Tags: Rocket Attacks , Israel

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