TEL AVIV (Sputnik) — The spokesperson cited initial reports that said mortar fire from the Syrian artillery had hit an open area within the territory administered by the Israeli military. No one was reportedly injured.
"In response to mortar fire earlier today, IDF targeted Syrian regime artillery positions in the Syrian Golan Heights," the message read.
The Golan Heights is a disputed territory on the Israeli-Syrian border. Israel occupied part of the land during the 1967 war and has been managing it alongside other areas in the West Bank for almost half a century.