IDF tank fires at Syrian army position in response to another breach of the ceasefire on the Golan Heights.
By: Aryeh Savir, World Israel News
An IDF tank on Sunday fired a round at a Syrian military position as a “warning shot” after the Syrian military conducted construction inside the buffer zone, adjacent to Israel’s border.
The IDF stated that the Syrian fortification operation was in violation the 1974 ceasefire agreement after it used heavy tools to reinforce a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries.
The agreement “prohibits the entry of heavy construction tools or military vehicles into the demilitarized zone,” the IDF said.
There were no reports of Syrian casualties.
This incident comes a day after an IDF tank fired a warning round towards the same Syrian military position.
Israeli analysts explained that the IDF’s actions are signaling Israel’s resolve to defend its border against any aggression.
Official Syrian media has remained silent on these incidents which have heightened tensions on Israel’s border with Syria.
The latest incident also comes amid growing tensions over Iran’s expansionism and influence in Syria and across the region.
Iran has been working to establish a logistical land supply line from Iran, through Syria and Iraq, to the Hezbollah terror group, its proxy in Lebanon. Israel fears that Iran will use its presence in Syria to establish another front against the Jewish state.
Israeli leaders have repeatedly vowed to operate to ensure the country’s security interests are maintained.