Errant bullets from Syria hit Monday a post of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Israel’s army said, in a third consecutive day of fire spillover from Syria.
Residents of the Golan reported hearing gunshots on Monday morning. In ensuing searches, the military said it had identified heavy machine gun bullet holes in a post of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which maintains the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria.
The post is located near the community of Zivanit, adjacent to the disputed border between Syria and Israel.
No injuries were reported.
The incident marked the third straight time that a spillover from the war-torn country hit northern Israel.
On Sunday, the Israeli military said it attacked two artillery positions and an ammunition truck, both belonging to the Syrian army, after several projectiles hit the Israeli-held Golan Heights.
No injuries or damage were reported but as a precautionary measure, the army asked civilians not to gather near the border area.
A similar incident occurred on Saturday, as 10 projectiles hit an open field in the Israeli-held Golan, causing no injuries or damage.
In response, Israel’s air force attacked posts of the Syrian army. Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported that several people were killed in the strikes, including at least two civilians.
The army believes that all of the cross-border fire incidents were a result of a spillover from the fighting in Quneitra, next to the border.
According to SANA, the battles in this region are between President Bashar Assad’s army and the Nusra Front, a Salafist rebel group in Syria.
Errant fire from the Syria, which is fighting a six-year-long war, has occasionally been spilling over to Israel, usually causing no casualties or damage.
Israel often retaliated the mortars with airstrikes.
Israel had repeatedly declared it would not intervene in the internal fighting in Syria.
However, it is widely believed that Israel often carried out airstrikes on weapons convoys in Syria, and has been providing medical treatment to hundreds of wounded Syrians who reached the border. Enditem