Tension escalates in the northern Golan as IDF tank fires a second ‘warning shot’ at a Syrian military position along its border after spotting construction work that’s in violation to the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.
By Yoav Zitun
An IDF tank fired another warning shot on a Syrian military position Sunday evening in the northern Golan Heights, a day after another tank opened fire near the Druze village of Hader in Syria as Israel discovered the Syrian army was conducting construction along their border.
In response, the IDF says it complained to the United Nations peacekeeper force station on the Golan and fired a tank shell as a warning.
IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said earlier this week that the IDF had deployed tanks on the slopes of Mount Hermon to fulfill this intention of defending the settlement.
The same Israeli armored force was the one to fire at the outpost the Syrian army was trying to recapture in the strip adjacent to the border fence—through which the car carrying an explosive charge into Hader infiltrated the village earlier this month.
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