IDF Fires at Two Infiltrators From Syria


View of the border fence between Israel and Syria, in the Golan Heights. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

The IDF said on Sunday that its troops fired shots to prevent two armed men from infiltrating into Israel, across the Syrian border, on the Golan Heights.

One person was killed and the other, who was injured, managed to escape back into Syrian territory.

According to the IDF, the two were observed as they made their way toward Israel in the southern part of the Golan Heights. Soldiers were dispatched and opened fire at the suspects.

Security officials said there has been an increase in incidents of Syrians attempting to approach the border and the IDF had apprehended some who were taken for questioning and later released and returned to Syria.

Syrian media had reported a number of IDF attacks against their military positions in the area after militants from the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group had attempted to set up bases on the Syrian side of the frontier.

No IDF soldiers were injured during the encounter, baruch Hashem.

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