Posted by rachelbercovitz on November 11, 2012 @ 3:41 pm
Israel Sends Warning Shots into Syria
Sunday, November 11
Israel fired warning shots into Syria – the first Israel has fired against Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War – after an errant Syrian mortar shell struck an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights. Syria’s firings follow another round that hit Israel the past few weeks.
These firings have intensified Israel’s fear of the possibility that Syria’s internal war would cross borders into the Golan Heights, thus dragging Israel into war. Further, that Syria’s stockpile of nuclear weapons – the largest in the world – would fall into the hands of militant groups.
In addition to the cautionary shots, Israel issued a complaint through the United Nations fighters working in the area to further emphasize that such firings into Israeli territory “will not be tolerated.” (Israel won and subsequently occupied the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 War). The Syrian shells caused no injuries.
Palestinians in Gaza Hit Israel with 47 Rockets
Saturday-Sunday Nov. 10th & 11
Palestinians in Gaza have sent 47 rockets into Israel since midnight Saturday night. The rockets come in response to Israeli Air Force’s firings on three military sites: a weapons manufacturing, a weapons storage, and a rocket launching station in Gaza. The three individuals who suffered injuries were taken to hospitals for treatment.
These 47 rockets bring the total number of Palestinian firings to 75. According to the Israel Radio, Hamas has indicated he will also involve himself in the attacks.
Rocket sirens in response to these hits have sounded in Beersheba, Ashkelon, Ashdod, Gan Yavne, and other small communities.