Israel: Troops fired at in Golan Heights

Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights have come under fire from Syria, the Israeli army says.

    Israel captured Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war

    According to an army spokeswoman no one was hurt and the troops did not shoot back in a bid to avoid escalation.

    "There was shooting from Syria towards an Israeli force south of the Syrian city of Quneitra," an army spokeswoman said about Monday's alleged incident on the occupied Golan Heights.

    "The Israel Defence Forces did not respond in order to maintain restraint. A protest was lodged with the United Nations force," she said. UN forces are in the Golan Heights as a peace-keeping force.

    Israeli media reports said the soldiers were repairing a border fence when they came under fire from a Syrian army position.

    Violence is extremely rare on the Golan Heights, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war.
       
    The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force on the strategic plateau supervises an Israeli-Syrian ceasefire reached after the 1973 Middle East war. 

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.