The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted two missiles or mortar shells fired from Syria Saturday afternoon at the Israeli Golan Heights. The interceptions – the system’s first ever in the Golan Heights – were reportedly successful. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.

Sources in the security establishment estimated that the rockets or mortar shells were “strays” from the civil war in Syria and that they were not intended to hit Israel. A warning siren did not go off, but the IDF said that this was because the Iron Dome radar predicted that the missiles’ trajectory would not carry them into Israeli territory. READ MORE