‘Palestinian faction’ behind rockets from Syria

More now on the artillery exchange between Syria and Israel. 

Earlier this evening we reported how a number of shells had been launched from Syrian territory towards Israel, and the latter had responded in kind, according to its military.

Now a source in southern Syria has said a Palestinian faction had fired three rockets toward Israel, Reuters reports.

The Israeli military said its soldiers had fired “toward the origin of the launching in Syria”.

The development raises fears the violence could lead to a wider war, as Israel trades cross-border salvoes with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and battles Hamas militants in Gaza.

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