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June 22, 2014 7:03 am

15-Year-Old Killed in Golan Heights Border Attack From Syria

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Syrian-controlled territory as seen from the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.orgA 15-year-old Israeli boy was killed Sunday in the Golan Heights by an explosion resulting from a mortar shell fired from Syria, according to reports.

At least three others were injured after the detonation of the mortar, which was fired from near the Quneitra crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled portion of the Golan Heights.

Though the Israel-Syria border has seen periodic spillover fire throughout the duration of the three-year-old Syrian civil war, this incident marks the first Israeli death in the Golan region as a direct result of such fire.

“The latest event on the border with #Syria is the most serious attack against #Israel whilst intentionally targeting Israelis,” Lt. Col. Peter Lerner of the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Office tweeted Sunday.

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