A senior IDF source remarked on the two rockets fired from Syria that hit the Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon, saying the IDF response strike took out the rocket launcher.
The rockets were fired from territory under the control of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad according to the source, who added that those who actively launched the rockets were members of the Iran-proxy Hezbollah terrorist organization, which has been fighting for Assad.
In response to the attacks, the IDF has raised the preparedness level on Israel Air Force (IAF) bases Tuesday night, to be ready for any further development that may require a rapid airstrike response.
In the attack on Tuesday, two rockets hit two separate regions on the Golan Heights, one in the Hermon region and the other in El Rom.
Mount Hermon, which is a skiing site, was evacuated on IDF orders following the attack – it is to reopen on Wednesday. The IDF responded with tank and cannon fire at the sources of the rocket strike in Syrian territory.
The IDF has been heavily preparing for possible developments on the northern border following a strike reportedly conducted by the IAF last Sunday on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, which killed a senior Hezbollah commander and an Iranian Revolutionary Guards general, along with several other Hezbollah and Iranian fighters.
Hezbollah responded by vowing an attack on Israel, but made clear it does not want another full-scale war.
But the IDF has nonetheless remained on high alert, and covertly moved Iron Dome batteries close to its northern borders shortly after the airstrike.
Likewise, reports aired less than 24 hours before the rocket strike Tuesday indicating that the IDF has been building trenches along the Syrian border ahead of possible escalation.