The IDF stated on Thursday that an errant projectile from fighting in Syria landed inside Israel’s northern Golan Heights. No damage or injuries were reported.
In response, the IDF attacked the source of the projectile.
The IDF said it struck the source of the errant fire and reiterated its policy that considers the Syrian government responsible for whatever occurs within its territory.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the attack during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Jordan Valley on Thursday evening.
“Our eastern line of defense starts here in this place. And if we were not here, Teheran and Hamastan would be; we will not allow this to happen,” he said.
“We see what is happening a short distance north of here, when they take up a position—or try to—over the border. We have a clear policy:
Whoever tries to hurt us, we will hurt them. We will not tolerate ‘trickles’ and if they attack us, we return fire, and this does not take a lot of time.”