Israel says shoots infiltrators on Golan Heights

2014-03-29 12:08
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Jerusalem - Israeli troops on Friday shot what the military said were 'infiltrators' trying to breach a security fence from the Syrian-controlled side of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

"Soldiers detected two armed suspects infiltrating into Israel and tampering with the infrastructure of the Israeli-Syrian border of the Golan Heights," a military statement said,

"The Israeli army opened fire, hits were confirmed."

There was no word on the identity of the suspects or the severity of their injuries.

Israel, which is technically at war with Syria, seized 1 200km² of the Golan Heights plateau during the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.

Last Wednesday Israeli aircraft struck inside Syria in the wake of a bomb attack on the heights which wounded four Israeli soldiers.

Since the Syrian civil conflict erupted in 2011, the plateau has been tense, with a growing number of stray projectiles hitting the Israeli side, prompting an occasional armed response.

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