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IDF fires warning shot into Syria after shell hits Golan
The IDF fired a warning shot at the Syrian military on Sunday, after a Syrian shell landed in the Golan Heights for the second time in recent days.

Israel has not fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
"In the midst of Syrian infighting, a mortar shell fired by the Syrian army struck near an outpost at Tel Hazeka," IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai said. The shell failed to cause injuries or damages.

"In light of the policy instituted by IDF Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, a warning round was fired back into Syria. We don't believe it caused injuries or damages," Mordechai added.

At the same time, Israel sent a warning message to the UN, saying that any further firing into Israel will result "in a real response," sources added.

Israel limited its return fire, since its policy is to only fire intensively in response to coming under major Syrian fire. "We didn't continue firing because this was one mortar we were responding to," the source said.

"We will not accept any firing into our territory," he added. "This was a signal to the Syrians, that we will not be so forgiving of everything that lands in a territory." The source stressed that as of now, Israel and Syria were not a in a conflict situation.

The IDF is currently on standby for a security deterioration on both the northern front and the border with Gaza.
Posted by:tipper

#12  Hey, hey - no smack talk about Joe. He's Rantburg's national treasure.
Posted by: Secret Master   2012-11-11 22:30  

#11  Whaddayamean, there's something wrong with Joe's grammar?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain   2012-11-11 19:04  

#10  Casus belli, indeed. Shipman isn't nearly as silly as he pretends, so it's best to approach him as if he were a gramatical JosephMendiola.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-11 17:54  

#9  I think Frank wins the thread. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara   2012-11-11 17:02  

#8  Cassus Shipman - an obscure languaged argument method.
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-11 16:59  

#7  Shipman humor, I think.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-11 16:07  

#6  Cassus Belli?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles   2012-11-11 15:37  

#5  Yes, they got they got the cover to rub him out now, a shell here, a shell there pretty soon you got motive and where's there's motive there's caustic belly, in which case pencil-neck goes swimming. If you catch muh drift. But the Jooooos are overly merciful, I expect the gang war to go on for a long time.
Posted by: Shipman   2012-11-11 15:04  

#4  Caustic belly deal?
Posted by: Abu Uluque   2012-11-11 14:53  

#3  Darth I kinda think the IDF wants to keep Pencil just strong enough to continue. If he ever gets dangerous they got that caustic belly deal and will use it to rub-him-out.
Posted by: Shipman   2012-11-11 12:19  

#2  The warning shot should be the leveling of the presidential palace.
Posted by: DarthVader   2012-11-11 11:37  

#1  Fortunately, the IDF is capable and ready. Fortunately also, the enemies surrounding Israel would have trouble getting a one person parade together because of the chaos in these failed countries.
Posted by: JohnQC   2012-11-11 11:12