Israel Strikes in Syria After Rockets Fall in Lake Kinneret
Israel on Wednesday conducted an air strike on a rocket launcher in Syria after two BM-21 rockets landed in Lake Kinneret, the military said. The army also used artillery to strike the surrounding area, it said.
According to an initial investigation, there was a strong likelihood that it was ISIS who was behind the rocket fire, but it was probably aimed at Syrian forces and not at Israel.
Israel’s air defense system did not fire any interceptor missiles to counter the rockets, and the military is examining the deployment of its air defense systems in the north.
Earlier, rocket sirens were heard in the Golan Heights and residents reported hearing an explosion.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a security consultation over the telephone with the defense minister, the head of the Shin Bet security service, and the head of the National Security Council as the incident unfolded.
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