The Israel Defense Forces says the Hezbollah terror group and Syrian army were behind an attempted sniper attack against Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights earlier this month.
The military says Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers were seen preparing to carry out the attack, filming the border with smartphones and professional cameras and measuring wind-speed — steps that are often taken ahead of time to improve snipers’ accuracy.
“When there was an operational opportunity, the car being used by the cell was attacked by an IDF helicopter,” the military says.
“The State of Israel sees sovereign Syria as responsible for all that happens in its territory,” the IDF says.
— Judah Ari Gross