Syrian mortar shells fired into northern Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three mortar shells were fired from Syria into northern Israel.

The shells that landed in Israel on Thursday, which did not cause any injuries or damage, were not believed to have been targeting Israel, and likely were fired by the Syrian army at rebel forces in the area.

The Israel Defense Forces reportedly filed a complaint about the incident Thursday with United Nations forces in the demilitarized zone on the border between Israel and Syria.

It is the third incident between Syria and Israel in the last week, and all are believed to be a result of the Syrian civil war.

On Nov. 5 Syrian gunfire damaged an Israeli army vehicle patrolling near the border. On Nov. 3, three Syrian tanks rolled into the demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria and remained there for several hours. 

In all three cases Israel’s military filed a complaint with the relevant U.N. peacekeeping forces.

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