Mortar Fire From Syria Wounds Two Israelis

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Two Israeli soldiers suffered light injuries on Wednesday when two mortar shells from Syria landed in the Golan Heights.

One of the soldiers was hit by shrapnel and a second suffered from shock.

Israeli patrols and military posts along the Syrian border continue to come under sporadic attack as Syria’s bloody civil war rages on.

Both the regime of dictator Bashar Assad and the radical Islamists looking to depose him are believed to want to pull Israel into the conflict, for different reasons.

Assad’s legacy and respect in the region would benefit from fighting Israel, though, as the rebels hope, Israeli involvement against the Syrian government forces would all but guarantee the dictator’s downfall.

Either way, Israel remains extremely wary that the Syrian conflict will eventually spill over the border.

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