Syrian mortar shells hit Israeli territory

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three Syrian mortar shells hit Israeli territory in the Golan Heights.

The shells landed near the border fence with Syria early on Tuesday morning. No damages or injuries were reported. It is the second time this week that Syrian rockets have landed on Israeli territory.

It is believed that the mortars were fired at Syrian rebels or at Syrian soldiers as part of the country’s two-year-long civil war. Fighting on the border between Israel and Syria has increased in recent days, according to the Times of Israel.

Several Syrians have been brought to Israeli hospitals in the last week for treatment of wounds sustained due to the fighting.