Israeli troops fire on Syrian army post following mortar launch

Israeli forces standing guard on the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights, Nov. 27, 2016. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Israeli forces standing guard on the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights, Nov. 27, 2016. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

(JTA) – Israeli troops opened fire on a Syrian army post that they said was used for firing a mortar round at Israel.

No Israeli troops were injured in the exchange and the mortar round landed in the buffer zone separating land controlled by Israel from Syria, the Israel Broadcasting Corp., or IBC, reported. [Read more…]

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IDF sends reinforcements to Syria border but says it will not get involved in civil war there

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has sent armoured and artillery reinforcements to its northern border with Syria as the war between the Arab country’s army and rebels continues to escalate.

The forces were deployed on Sunday morning due to “developments” in the Syrian Golan Heights near the border with Israel, the IDF said in a statement. [Read more…]

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Israel gives at least 60 tons of gear, food to displaced Syrians

(JTA) – Israel’s army gave food, equipment and medicine to Syrians fleeing the fighting in the southern part of their country.

The transfer took place Thursday night and included the delivery to refugee camps on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights of 300 tents, 13 tons of food, 15 tons of baby formula, three pallets of medical gear and medicine, and 30 tons of clothing, the Israel Broadcasting Corp. reported. [Read more…]

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Iran reportedly fires missiles at Israel, and Israel strikes back in Syria

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)
Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli tanks seen near the Israeli-Syrian border, May 10, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

(JTA) – Iranian troops reportedly fired a barrage of 20 missiles at Israel, and Israel responded by bombing Iranian military targets in Syria.

The missiles were launched from Syria early Thursday morning. None of them hit Israel. Israel’s missile defence system intercepted four of them, and the rest landed in Syrian territory, according to Israeli news reports. No Israelis were hurt in the attack. [Read more…]

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