IDF: Four rockets launched at Golan from Syrian territory

The rockets were intercepted by Israel’s air defense systems.

By World Israel News Staff

Sirens sounded in the Golan Heights in Israel’s north early Tuesday morning.

The IDF reports that four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems. No hits on Israeli communities were identified.

It is not yet clear who was responsible for the attack

Several attempts to hit Israel from Syria have been launched in recent months.

In early September, the IDF said an attack from Syria was Iranian-orchestrated.

“In the early morning hours, a number of failed launches from Syrian territory which did not cross into Israeli territory were detected,” said the Israeli military statement.

“The firing was carried out by members of Shiite militias led by the Iranian Quds Force from Syrian territory on the outskirts of Damascus,” the IDF tweeted, adding that Israel “views the Syrian regime as responsible for any action taken from its territory.”

In June, two rockets were fired from within Syria toward Israel’s Mount Hermon, which is situated in the Golan Heights.

No casualties or damage were reported in that attack.

Israel has admitted to attacking terror targets in Syria in an effort to halt the entrenchment of Iran on Syrian territory, which it considers an unacceptable threat.

“We will not allow anyone to entrench its might and endanger the State of Israel,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April. He has often spoken of Israel’s determination to remove Iranian military influence from the north of Israel’s border in war-torn Syria.