Israel deploys soldiers at its border with Syria as residents support recent air strikes, while members of a Syrian opposition coalition condemn the raids and call on all foreign fighters to leave Syria.
Two rockets fired from Syrian territory have exploded inside the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, authorities say.
The rockets exploded in a field near the ceasefire line in the southern Golan, an Israeli army spokeswoman said. They did not cause casualties or damage, AFP reported.
The rocket fire was “apparently connected to the situation inside Syria,” she added, suggesting Israel was not targeted but that it was a spillover of fighting between the Syrian regime and rebels.
“The Israeli army combed the sector the rockets fell in and informed the UN forces deployed in the Golan,” the spokeswoman said.
The rocket fire came as tensions between Syria and Israel soared after Israeli air raids on targets in the Syrian capital on Sunday (Monday, NZT).
The Golan Heights have been tense since the beginning of the conflict in Syria more than two years ago, but there have been only minor flare-ups in the region so far.
Syrian shells have crashed in the occupied area and Israel has fired at the source in retaliation, AFP said.
Israel, which is technically at war with Syria, has occupied 1200 square kilometres of the Golan Heights, which it annexed, since 1967.
The international community has never recognised Israel’s annexation of the territory.
The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has been stationed in the Golan Heights since 1974 to oversee a ceasefire.