After strikes, Syria says Israel is backing anti-regime 'terrorists'

The Israeli statement clearly indicates that Tel Avibv has the intention to play a greater role in intervening in the Syrian war should other shells land in regions its occupies. The rockets were fired in quick succession and landed deep in Israel than usual. "In response to the projectiles that hit Israel, the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) targeted three artillery cannons of the Syrian regime in the Syrian Golan Heights", it said. No casualties have been reported in the incident.

"Whether errant fire or not, any future occurrences will force the IDF to intensify its response", an IDF spokesperson said after the incident. The new report also said there was "a growing sense" in the IDF that the Syrian fire was intentionally aimed at Israel. They landed in open ground, and caused no injury or damage.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent messages sent to the UN secretary-general and the UN Security Council, accusing Israel of aiding the rebel groups in order to instigate spillover fire, thereby giving Israel an excuse to attack Syria.

If in the past, a volley of missiles would strike both on the Syrian and Israeli side of the border fence, recent incidents had almost all the missiles - in Shabbbos's incidents, four out of five - hitting Israel.

The Syrians previously issued similar threats, but have very little ability to carry through with them, as the army is still embroiled in a vicious civil war which has significantly depleted the army's resources and abilities.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russia's President Vladimir Putin in August that Iran was seeking to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, and flagged a possible Israeli military response to such moves.

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