Israel Warns Assad Over Stray Syrian Fire on Golan Heights
Israel Warns Assad Over Stray Syrian Fire on Golan Heights - Israel News
A day after Syrian mortar shells hit northern Israel, Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon says Israel holds Damascus responsible; 8,000 Syrian refugees cross into Turkey overnight.
Israel warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Friday to prevent his anti-insurgency sweeps from spilling over into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, saying it was prepared to defend itself.
The Golan, lost by Damascus in the 1967 Middle East war and mostly quiet for decades, was repeatedly hit by what the Israelis described as stray Syrian ordnance this week.
No one was hurt but nerves were jangled in Israel, which has tried to keep out of the conflict ravaging its old enemy next door.