Israel Strikes Syrian Army: Was IDF’s Response To Syria’s Stray Rockets Justified? [Update]

Alap Naik Desai - Author
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Sep. 28 2015, Updated 8:34 a.m. ET

When rockets launched by Syrian army strayed into Israel’s territory, the latter decided to strike back. Israel’s IDF seems to have launched two rockets at military installations on the Syrian side.

The Israeli army sent two rockets into the Syrian side after the latter’s rockets had strayed into its territory. The IDF shelled Syrian army posts located in the central Golan Heights.

Thereafter, Israeli military released a statement confirming the retaliatory bombardment, saying, “The IDF holds the Syrian military responsible for all events stemming from its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israel’s sovereignty and the safety of its residents.”

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Incidentally, the stray rockets that landed in the 70 percent of the Golan Heights occupied by Israel weren’t anywhere near populated regions. There were no damages, injuries, or casualties. These rockets didn’t even trigger the missile warning systems that Israel has deployed. Since the projectiles exploded in a desolate region, the warning sirens remained silent. However, Israel took offense to the unintended strike that was clearly the result of a “misfire,” reported the Jerusalem Post.

But the alleged misfire happened two days in a row, confirmed Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner, who said that two rockets — one on Saturday and a second on Sunday evening — were “misfired” into the Israeli-occupied territory, reportedMSN.

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