Israeli military have responded to a mortar shell attack by Syrian forces near the border in the Golan Heights, said an army spokeswoman. Lieutenant Colonel Avital Leibovich said:
We answered with a warning shot toward Syrian areas. We understand this was a mistake and was not meant to target Israel and then that is why we fired a warning shot in retaliation.
The Israeli military also said it has filed a complaint through United Nations forces operating in the area, stating that "fire emanating from Syria into Israel will not be tolerated and shall be responded to with severity".