TheJakartaPost

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

Israel says intercepts rockets fired from Syria

  •  

    Reuters

Jerusalem   /   Tue, November 19, 2019   /   12:55 pm
Israel says intercepts rockets fired from Syria A file photo taken on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 5, 2014 shows members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force Zone (UNDOF) using binoculars to look towards the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 21, 2019, welcomed US President Donald Trump's pledge to recognise Israel's disputed annexation of the Golan Heights, which it seized from Syria in 1967. (AFP/Jack Guez)

Israel's military said its missile defense system shot down four rockets fired from Syria toward Israel early on Tuesday.

Minutes earlier, sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded in the area of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

"Four launches were identified from Syria towards Israeli territory which were intercepted by the Israeli air defense systems," the army said. "No hits on Israeli communities were identified."

Israel captured the Golan from Syria in a 1967 war and later annexed and settled it - moves not accepted by most world powers.

Israel says it needs to keep the plateau as a buffer zone between Israeli towns and the instability of its neighbor to the north. Syria insists that the part of the Golan held by Israel is occupied territory and has demanded its return.