Syrian soldiers shoot at IDF Golan patrol after unidentified infiltrators move in
The Golan saw a chain of unexplained incidents after midnight Tuesday, July 16: Unidentified gunmen stole into an unmanned IDF position in the demilitarized zone of the Golan to the east of the Israeli-Syrian border. An Israeli patrol near Tel Fares came under fire from Syrian soldiers when it went to investigate the infiltrated position. Israeli helicopters were then scrambled over the scene of action. No one was hurt. IDF officers suspect that the Syrian troops tried to use the mystery infiltrators to fire off shots at the Israeli patrol. Next, an explosion was heard in the Golan town of Katzirn, followed by an air raid siren, which the IDF tried to dismiss as a technical malfunction