Two mortar shells fall on Golan Heights
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Two mortar shells fall on Golan Heights

Projectiles fired from Syria land in region near where PM visited in the morning

Lazar Berman is a former breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Israelis and tourists look at a fire, caused by fighting in Syria, from an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Golan Heights, near the border between the Golan Heights and Syria, Friday, June 7, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Sebastian Scheiner)
Israelis and tourists look at a fire, caused by fighting in Syria, from an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Golan Heights, near the border between the Golan Heights and Syria, Friday, June 7, 2013. (photo credit: AP/Sebastian Scheiner)

Two mortars shells fired from Syria fell in the central Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon.

The projectiles landed in an open area on the Israeli side of the border. There were no reports of injuries or damage. IDF soldiers searched the area.

Hours before, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, and Chief of Staff Benny Gantz visited a Golan Heights IDF base where Syrians injured in the civil war are being treated.

The ongoing conflict in Syria started as largely peaceful protests against Assad in March 2011 but later degenerated into a civil war in which more than 140,000 people have been killed, according to activists.

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