JERUSALEM (AA) – The Israeli army said Sunday that five rockets fired from Syria had landed on the Israel-held Golan Heights.
The five rockets were fired minutes after Saturday midnight and fell in an open area with no injuries reported, Avichay Adrae, the army spokesperson for Arab media, said on Twitter.
“Israel considers the Syrian regime responsible for actions conducted on its territory,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army delivered a “strong-worded warning” to the Lebanese army after a rocket was fired from southern Lebanon into the Upper Galilee, the Israeli radio reported.
No group has claimed responsibility for the rocket fire, but the Israeli army delivered a warning to its Lebanese army through the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that it considered Beirut responsible for any actions conducted on its territory.
Tension has been high in the region over a deadly Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, which killed at least 2103 Palestinians and injured more than 10,000 others since July 7.
The Golan Heights were occupied by Israel during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
In 1981, the self-proclaimed Jewish state formally annexed the territory.
The region is inhabited by a small Syrian Druze community of roughly 20,000.
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