IDF Strikes 14 Targets in Syria following Iranian-Backed Rocket Attack

August 21, 2015

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Four rockets shot into northern Israel Thursday afternoon are a small taste of impending Iranian terror on the Jewish state, the IDF said.

The rockets, which were shot from Syria into the northern Galilee and Golan Heights region, sparked fires but caused no injuries.

The army revealed that the Palestinian terror group Islamic Jihad were responsible for the rocket fire, saying the attack was backed with “Iranian money and intention.”

“We consider Syria to be responsible for the fire and it will also suffer the results,” the IDF said in a statement, adding the attack “is a flagrant violation of the sovereignty of the State of Israel.”


Rocket sirens sounded across Israel’s north at approximately 5:45 pm. The IDF confirmed the strikes saying, “four rockets were launched from the Syrian Golan Heights, landing in the upper Galilee and the Israeli Golan Heights.”

Two of the rockets exploded near a kibbutz in the Hula Valley, located in the Upper Galilee.

Following the attack, reports of Israeli shelling on Syria targets were reported by Israel’s Army Radio. The IDF confirmed it had attacked 14 targets belonging to the Syrian regime.

Islamic Jihad terrorists had issued threats earlier in the week that they would attack Israel over the fate of jailed fellow terrorist Mohammed Allaan, who ended a hunger strike on Thursday over his imprisonment.

The IDF deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense batteries across the southern region in Ashdod and Beersheba in response to the threats.

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