The Israeli air force struck at Syrian forces in response to the shelling of the Golan

View of the town of Quneitra

The Israeli air force attacked the positions of Syrian troops after a government-controlled part of the Golan heights exploded shells, who arrived from Syria. This was reported on Saturday, June 24, on the website of the Israel defense forces (IDF).

“In response to ten shells exploded in the Northern Golan heights, the army with air force attacked a number of positions of the Syrian regime, including two tanks and the place from where rockets were fired”, — said in a statement.

The IDF said they would not accept attempts to violate Israel’s sovereignty and undermine the security of its citizens. According to the report, the blame for the incident lay in the military of the Syrian government forces.

As noted by RIA Novosti, Israel admitted the shelling from the territory of a neighboring state accidental. It is noted that there were no injuries. According to the military, the shells flew over the dividing line in the course of running in the area of province of Quneitra clashes between the governmental forces and groups of the Syrian opposition.

In April, the defense intercepted Israel over the Golan heights aerial target that was moving from Syria. Prior to that, force the Jewish state attacked a site near the international airport of Damascus.

March 17 Israeli planes during the attack on targets in Syria were fired on by antiaircraft missiles. The Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy Syrian air defense systems if they are used against aircraft.

The Golan heights, for half a century controlled by Israel, is one of many disputed territories in the middle East. From 1944 to 1967, they belonged to Syria, then during the six day war were captured by the Jewish state and subsequently annekcipovany. The UN Security Council has recognized the incident as illegal. Both Israel and Syria consider the Golan part of its territory.