Israel says it’s hanging targets in Syrian territory after three rockets had been launched towards it from Syria on Saturday.
One of many rockets landed within the southern Golan Heights, the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) stated. The IDF stated it didn’t have to intercept the rockets, in keeping with a publish on Twitter.
“In response to the rockets fired from Syria at Israel earlier as we speak, IDF Artillery is at present hanging in Syrian territory,” the Israel Protection Forces stated on its Twitter account on Saturday night native time.
It stated an IDF UAV (unmanned aerial car or drone) is “at present hanging the launchers in Syria from which rockets had been launched into Israeli territory earlier tonight.”
In an earlier tweet, the IDF had stated that sirens had been “sounding in northern Israel.”
The IDF has not reported any harm brought on by the rockets.
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria in the course of the 1967 Six-Day Struggle and annexed the slender strip of land in 1981. The Golan Heights are thought of occupied territory underneath worldwide regulation and UN Safety Council resolutions.
The rocket launches got here amid heightened tensions within the area following Israeli police raids on the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Israel struck Palestinian militant targets in southern Lebanon and Gaza early Friday, after dozens of rockets had been fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory.
In a separate growth on Saturday evening, the IDF killed a 20-year-old Palestinian man within the occupied West Financial institution city of Azzoun, in keeping with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Well being.
The person, Ayed Azam Salim, was shot and killed by stay Israeli bullets within the stomach and chest within the Qalqilya district, in keeping with the ministry.
“Following routine exercise, a number of suspects hurled an explosive system in direction of IDF troopers at city of Azzun,” the IDF stated in a press release. Troopers responded “with stay ammunition in direction of them” and an individual was hit, the assertion added. No IDF troopers had been injured, in keeping with the assertion.
Salim was taken to a hospital in Qalqilya the place he died, in keeping with Palestinian Information Company WAFA.
On Friday, one individual was killed and 7 others injured in a car-ramming attack in Tel Aviv. Police stated that the automobile was pushed by a 45-year-old resident of Kfar Kasem, a predominantly Arab metropolis east of Tel Aviv.
The sufferer, an Italian vacationer, was named by Israeli and Italian authorities as Alessandro Parini. Italian media stated he was a 35-year-old lawyer. Israeli authorities described the incident as a “terror assault.”