Syrian Missiles Fall On Northern Israel As IDF Responds With Deadly Barrage

The Israeli military said it fired artillery shells at several Syrian targets Thursday evening, hours after four rockets were fired into Israel from across the border, hitting northern Israel...

The Israeli military said it fired artillery shells at several Syrian targets Thursday evening, hours after four rockets were fired into Israel from across the border, hitting northern Israel and sparking several fires.

Media reports in Syria said at least four Israeli shells were fired at Syrian military positions in the Quneitra area in the Syrian Golan. There were unconfirmed reports of casualties on the Syrian side, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The army had earlier blamed Syrian operatives of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group for the rocket attack and said they were receiving orders and finances from Iran. “We consider Syria to be responsible for the fire and it will also suffer the results,” the army said in a statement posted to Twitter slightly after 8 p.m.


Two of the rockets struck open areas in the Golan Heights and two others landed in the Upper Galilee far from the border with Syria. The IDF said they were fired at Israel from the center of the Syrian Golan Heights. No injuries or damages were caused by the rocket fire, though they did spark a number of grass fires, which firefighters from across the north were able to extinguish within hours.

An Islamic Jihad member denied the group was behind the attack and said it was an attempt to distract the public from the cause of Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allaan, who ended a two month hunger strike earlier Thursday, Israeli news site Maariv reported.

Members of Islamic Jihad, which is known to have rockets in Gaza, had threatened to attack Israel earlier in the week over the fate of Allaan, who it says is part of the terror group. The army placed Iron Dome anti-missile batteries around the southern cities of Ashdod and Beersheba in response.

An unnamed senior Israeli official told Channel 2 news that the Israeli response may include more than artillery fire. He did not elaborate.

Eli Malka, head of the Golan Regional Council, told Channel 2 residents were prepared for such attacks due to the deteriorating situation in Syria.

“We trust the Israel Defense Forces and the government to respond forcefully to destroy targets from which rockets were fired at Israel, and to prevent the development of a terror infrastructure” in the area, he said.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and top military officials visited the northern border and warned that Iranian money freed up in the nuclear deal would be funneled to terror groups on Israel’s borders.

“We are ready for any eventuality. Those who try to attack us – we will hurt them,” Netanyahu said.

The visit came days after Israeli troops held a large-scale drill in Israel’s north to prepare for the possibility of a massive attack from either Syria or Lebanon, including the possibility of an Israeli offensive into Syria following a rocket barrage.

The Syrian rockets had landed in the northern Galilee and the Golan Heights at about 5:45 p.m. Sirens sounded in several communities in the north. No injuries were reported, the army said. Two of the rockets landed near a kibbutz in the Hula Valley in the Upper Galilee, according to Israeli media reports.

If the rockets were shot intentionally from Syria, it would be the first time sine 1973 that Israel was purposefully targeted by rockets from Syria. Stray mortar shells from internecine fighting in Syria occasionally explode in Israeli territory, usually drawing an Israeli response.

Israel has also reportedly struck targets inside Syria and near the border to stop weapons transfers to Hezbollah and stymie attacks, including a January strike that left top Hezbollah member Jihad Mughniyeh dead, along with an Iranian general and several other militants. source

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  • Arizona

    Geoffrey,have you been listening to GODS prophets ??He says ISRAEL is going to be INVADED,I would pray NETANYAHU has been listening too,THE FORCES of evil are planning an attack on them and if they aren’t ready,there will be great bloodshed,sadly many of the LORDS prophets have seen the people of Israel running down the streets trying to escape the muslim hords attacking them,THEY plan to take Jerusalem back by force,only a few in america care about GODS city,the rest are sound asleep,warn Netanyahu if you can,he needs the support of the world,but america and ALL the other countries love satan,THIS won’t end well you know……….

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  • MG

    well, it’s happened before…I’m sure Israel can handle it. Israel has some of the best defensive weapons in the world. I’m certain israel will never fall into Syrian hands. However, I can’t help but remind people of what God calls Jerusalem; Rev 11:8 “And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.” He was crucified in Jerusalem.” What a day this will be when this scene takes place!!! (regarding the two witnesses…)

    • servant of The Life

      Dear Brethren, Please Standfast and keep ALL GOD’S Commandments and Statutes SACRED!!! MG YES SIR THE TWO WITNESSES, I know you know who they are right, Enoch and Elijah, the two olive trees and the two lampstands that Stand before THE GOD OF THE Earth. They will prophesy for 1260 days clothed in sackcloth. But like you said MG, their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of YAHRUSHALEM for 3 and a half days AND EVERYONE ON EARTH WILL REJOICE AND SEND GIFTS TO ONE ANOTHER UNTIL THE BREATH OF GOD THE FATHER IN HEAVEN ENTERS THEM AND HE RAISES THEM TO HEAVEN, with an Earthquake happening soon after with 7000 people dying from the earthquake, then people giving Glory to GOD!!! PLEASE BRETHREN , KEEP ALL GOD’S COMMANDMENTS AND STATUTES SACRED AND SPREAD THE LOVE AND WORD OF GOD TO ALL, FAR AND NEAR!!! SOON WILL BE YOWM HANATZAL ON YOWM TERUW’AH AND ALL GOD’S FAITHFUL WILL BE RAPTURED AND LIKE THE prophet Isaiah said, we will go into our chambers, the Chuppah that GOD THE FATHER HAS READY FOR THE BRIDE, WHICH IS US THE CHURCH, AND HIS SON THE GROOM!!!

      • servant of The Lord

        I am servant of The Lord, not the life, I have no clue why it put life, thank you!!!

  • The Prophet of Tarshis

    The Prophet of Tarshish says:
    August 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm
    He is YHWH Elohim and Yeshua is His only begotten Son. Those who proclaim the deity of moon and war with their prophet will be lured into the den of Judah from the north. They covet the land and raise their fist and sword against their brothers in Holy Zion. They mark themselves with banners of abomination about their foreheads and arms. The Moed has arrived, the Day has been determined, and perdition revealed. Lament for brother Esau and put on sackcloth for Edom. Offer the sacrifice of prayer and supplication on their behalf. Lament for Tarshish and her young lions. Lament. Lament. Lament. For YHWH Elohim’s heart is broken for the children of Babylon. Mourn and shed tears, for the prince of the people to come has determined in his heart to bring destruction. And destruction will be his reward. Cast out idols. Search the mirror. Look deep into the spirit of humanity. Know thyself with humility or be known to all in humiliation. The path is narrow and many will perish at the entrance. HalleluYHWH Elohim! HalleluYeshua Ha Mashiach Elohim!

    Cry out children of Isaac! YHWH Elohim is faithful to deliver. Your redeemer lives and His name is Yeshua. Jacob will wrestle with his brother Esau and cause great trouble for himself. Nations will turn against Israel. Kingdoms will gather against the Holy City. The land of Edom will become tainted, desolate, and a waste. Many will break their teeth on the hills of Zion. They will stare into the billowing cloud where there will be flashes of lightning, blood, and melted bone. Their tongues will dissolve in their mouth and speak evil no more. Abraham’s seed will be isolated but not for long for the nations will see the power and glory of YHWH Elohim! The valley of decision will be revealed. Choose not the banner of war, choose not the abomination of the moon. Give alms to Edom and pray for her inhabitants to flee before the desolation. Brothers, listen to the prophets of old. Sisters, cry out for Hagar’s trouble. Her children thirst for the blood of Isaac but will be broken to pieces on the Rock of our salvation. Maranatha!

  • RobiMac

    Hmm…… sounds like Isaiah 17 is just around the corner.


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