20 May 2013
Shots fired from Syria hit the central Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight, causing no harm or damage, Israeli military said Monday. The shots were from small arms, and “most likely were stray bullets,” a spokeswoman said, adding it was not clear if “it was intentional.” She would not confirm media reports that the bullets hit near an Israeli military patrol, AFP reported. The army had not fired back, and Israel has submitted a complaint to the UN force in the region.
The Israeli government’s engagement with the UN’s formal channels of communication show restrained and proper conduct. The potentiality of spillover in the Golan heights continues to be a concern. I mentioned it recently here –> http://bit.ly/18bf4hj.
Minimizing events that could escalate violence on the border; dissuading the conflicting parties from engaging on the border, continues to be key to preventing the civil war from enfolding it’s neighbors.