JERUSALEM (JTA) – Rocket alert sirens sounded on the Golan Heights, sending residents of several communities on the border with Syria into bomb shelters.
No rockets landed on the Israeli side of the Golan following the sirens late on Wednesday morning.
The sirens corresponded to the launch of a major offensive by Syrian rebels against the Syrian army in the Quneitra province in the Syrian Golan Heights near the border with Israel, according to reports. It is believed that the rockets that triggered the sirens were fired by one side in Syria against the other.
Errant fire from the fighting between Syria’s army and rebels as part of the country’s four-year-old civil war have struck the Israeli Golan in the past.