IDF tanks in the Golan Heights earlier in the day. (Photo: Avihu Shapira)
In retaliation for rockets launched at the Israeli Golan, IDF says IAF warplanes attacked Syrian military artillery positions; ‘We will not tolerate any firing towards Israeli territory,’ defense minister says.
Israeli Air Force warplanes attacked Syrian military targets shortly after midnight on Wednesday, as air raid sirens blared in the northern Golan Heights towns of El Rom, Neve Ativ, and several Druze villages. The IDF said no rockets had landed in Israeli territory and the military was investigating why the alarms sounded.
The air strike on targets in areas under the control of Syrian President Bashar Assad sent a clear message, Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said in a statement: “We will not tolerate any firing towards Israeli territory or violation of our sovereignty and we will respond forcefully and with determination,” Yaalon added.