Israel intercepts rockets launched by Iranian forces

The attack comes after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would pull the States out of the Iran nuclear deal.


NSFW    GOLAN HEIGHTS — The Israeli military said on Thursday it identified 20 rockets fired by Iranian forces against their positions on the Golan Heights.

The Washington Post reports Syrian state media claims that Israel attacked the Syrian town of Quneitra, close to Golan Heights. Israel occupied that area from Syria following a conflict in 1967

The Israeli Defence Force said on Twitter that no injuries were reported on their side and that the rockets were intercepted by the country's Iron Dome defence system.
Writing on Twitter, the IDF said it views the incident with quote "great severity and remains prepared for a wide variety of scenarios."

According to the Times of Israel, a Syrian politician claimed the attack was carried out by Syria, not Iran. If it was Iranian forces, then the Thursday morning encounter would be the first ever direct fire from Iran against Israel.

The Times of Israel reports that both countries usually battle through proxies. The attack follows U.S. President Donald Trump's move to take the States out of the Iran nuclear deal and bring back sanctions against the country.
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