According to Israeli military, six rockets were fired overnight from Syria towards Israel.
According to the military, only three missiles were lost within Israeli territory: two on open ground and one intercepted with air defense systems.
There were no casualties reported.
Syrian state media reported later explosions around Damascus. Israel claimed it was retaliating by using artillery and drone strikes at the site where the rockets were launched.
Israel claimed that it launched strikes against the Syrian army compound, military radar system and artillery post.
According to Israel’s defense forces, the military considers Syria responsible for all activities on its territory. It will not tolerate any attempt to infringe Israeli sovereignty.
According to Al-Mayadeen TV, the first three missiles were claimed by the Al-Quds Brigade. This is a Syrian-based Palestinian organization loyal to the Syrian regime.
According to the group, it acted as a response to Israeli police’s recent raid on Al Aqsa Mosque, a sensitive holy site.
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Bashar al-Assad, a Syrian adviser, said that the missiles were “part and parcel of the past, present and continuing responses to the brutal enemy”.
Health officials reported that a Palestinian 20-year old was shot and killed by Israeli security forces in the occupied West Bank.
Israel claimed that its troops were shooting at Palestinians throwing stones and explosives.
It occurs as tensions continue rising in the region, especially in Jerusalem, with Ramadan co-inciding with Passover, Easter, and other holy days.
Today, Jerusalem will see more than 2,000 police officers.
Tens of thousands likely to gather at Holy Western Wall to receive a special Passover blessing. The wall is located next to Al Aqsa Mosque compound where large numbers of Muslims will gather for daily prayers during Ramadan.
According to The Associated Press, more than 90 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire this year. At least half of them are affiliated with militant groups.
In that time, 19 Palestinians were killed in Israeli attacks. All but one of these civilians were two British/Israeli women, who were killed in a shooting incident Friday near the Jordan Valley settlement. An Italian tourist was also killed in a car-ramming incident in Tel Aviv.