Israel threatens to respond to rocket fire from Syria

Israeli army warns Syria that it will suffer consequences after rockets allegedly fired from Syrian side

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Israel threatens Syria with retaliation for rockets fired

Israel warned the Syrian government on Thursday that it will respond to the four rockets fired from its territory into the north of Israel.

“This was the work of Islamic Jihad, an organisation financed and working for Iran, and we consider the Syrian government responsible for the firing and it will suffer the consequences,” said the Israeli army.

No groups have claimed responsibility for the rockets fired.

Israel’s security forces said four rockets were fired from the Syrian-held part of the Golan towards the occupied Israeli side, causing no casualties.

Israel responded with retaliatory fire, according to the military, without any elaboration or details.

Syrian activists said that Israeli tanks have fired at least four shells at Syrian targets.

Tension in the Golan has intensified since the Syrian civil war that began in 2011, however Israel and Syria’s enmity towards each other has a longer history.

Israel seized the Golan from Syria in 1967, and annexed it 14 years later.

TRTWorld and agencies