The mortar shell hit the border area inside Israeli territory near Tel Hazeka in the Golan Heights. The IDF estimated that at least two Syrian soldiers were injured by Israeli fire, Channel 10 reported.
Israeli media reports indicated that the targets hit by Israeli tanks were Soviet-made D-30 howitzer pieces. Israeli officials said the vehicle was believed to belong to the Syrian government.
Israeli military officials had previously contended that the intermittent mortar fire was spillover from intense fighting near the frontier between Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army and rebel forces trying to oust him, and not an overt attempt to hit the Jewish state. On Monday, however, a senior Israeli official said Israel is starting to question that assessment.
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