An Israeli sustained light injuries on Wednesday from a mortar shell that exploded in Kibbutz Ein Zivein in the Golan Heights.

The incident came hours after Israel Defense Forces gunners launched artillery at a Syrian army position, in response to the fire that lightly-to-moderately wounded an IDF officer along the border, as the battle between rebel and regime forces trickled into Israel. The IDF identified a direct hit.

The IDF holds the Syrian army responsible for the incident and for the round of mortar shells that landed in Israel after hours of heavy battle between the rebels and armed forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. […]