Mortar Shell from Syria Explodes in Golan

For the second time in as many days, fighting from the civil war in Syria has spilled over into the Israeli side of the Golan Heights.

A mortar shell from Syria exploded on the Israeli side of the border on Sunday evening, around 8:30 p.m. local time, as Israelis were celebrating the start of the Sukkot holiday.

The shell landed in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. Due to the fact that it was not headed towards a populated area, no sirens were sounded before the explosion.

A similar incident occurred on Saturday evening, when a projectile from Syria exploded in the Golan Heights.

Rocket alarms did not go off and there were no reported casualties or damage.

In August, rocket fire from Syria struck the Golan Heights, in an incident Israel said was a direct order from Iran.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon later warned the West that the incident was a “promo” for what will happen once the sanctions on Iran are lifted as part of the nuclear deal signed with the West.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Sukkot in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

Source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201155

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