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BREAKING NEWS: 1 Israeli Child Dead, 2 Injured in Syrian Attack

Arab Israeli child killed by Syrian fire near Golan Heights border fence; IDF says incident was not 'spillover' violence
Medivac helicopter lands at Rambam Hospital in Haifa

Medivac helicopter lands at Rambam Hospital in Haifa
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Israel has filed a complaint with the United Nations over a cross-border attack on the Golan Heights this morning that killed one Israeli child and wounded two adults.

One 13-year-old boy, an Israeli citizen named Mohammad Karake from the town of Arrabe, an Arab village in the Galilee, was killed by an explosion next to the Syrian border, apparently caused by an anti-tank missile. Karake’s father, a civilian contractor for the Ministry of Defense, was critically wounded and the third was lightly wounded. The wounded, both of whom are civilian contractors that had been working on the security fence, were taken by IAF helicopter to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.

“This is not a case of errant fire, but of an intentional attack,” said IDF Spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner. “The IDF will continue to watch the northern border and react to developments in the field accordingly.”

The explosion coincided with rising tensions in Judea and Samaria, where the massive manhunt for Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Shayer and Naftali Frenkel is currently its ninth day. In addition, Gaza terrorists have increased their rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, threatening communities throughout the south.

Israeli officials are examining a range of possible causes for the explosion, including mortar fire and the activation of an explosive device. The vehicle that exploded belonged to Israel’s Ministry of Defense and was intended for construction work on the border.

Constant violence from Syria

As civil war rages in Syria, violence from the conflict regularly spills into Israel. Over the past several months, there have been multiple instances of the escalation of violence from Syria.

It is yet unclear if they were hit by a roadside bomb, mortar or anti-tank missile. An IDF tank fired back at the Syrian army position at Quneitra, which is where the attack originated from.

 

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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17 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: 1 Israeli Child Dead, 2 Injured in Syrian Attack”

  1. Steve Katz says:

    Whether or not deliberate (I think it was), it's interesting that the child killed was an Israeli Arab. How do the Syrians or terrorists feel now (that they've killed one of their own)? Or, perhaps they don't care/.

  2. Alan Kardon says:

    The UN will do nothing except maybe blame Israel. After determining how it was done Israel must act with force. A swift strong statement by the IDF will deter further incidents. It must be a STRONG statement not a slap on the wrist.

  3. Alan Kardon says:

    They killed an Israeli, that is all they care about.

  4. Scorched earth is the only way to get rid of them.

  5. Gil Gilman says:

    They don't care. They kill their own citizens daily. War is hell, and islamists are in hell daily.

  6. Gil Gilman says:

    The United Nations is a joke with no punchline, and has never been more meaningless than now. To think Americans give their tax dollars to support terrorists and their UN sympathizers is an agony.

  7. Robert Davis says:

    Katz :"perhaps" did you say?

  8. Robert Davis says:

    Bahou : not the IDF,the politicians. Syria is not the problem,fake "palestinians" are! To expel "palestinians" it is worth taking a calculated risk not for syrians.

  9. Edward Lobel says:

    Serious question, are the Presbyterians divesting and boycotting all things Syrian? Are they divesting and boycotting all the countries that sell arms to the Syrians? Or is it only the Israelis they want to hurt.

  10. My sincerest condolences to the child's family and friends.

  11. Praying for " the peace of Jerusalem" and the families in this attack.

  12. Jean Terry says:

    It is hard to understand people who believe their highest calling is killing and hurting others!

  13. Robair Bahou says:

    Israel Have To Punish The Killers,,,Not To Be Cowards Like Obama!

  14. Basha Kline says:

    the complexion of the BBC news is changing somewhat with the worrisome situation that many muslim boys are leaving England to go fight "for the cause in Syria" which means upon their return they will be brainwashed with anti-western ideals and who knows? there will be a major problem with the "enemy within!"

  15. AC Stubbs says:

    Arabs will kill each other to try and kill Jews

  16. What is the point of complaining to the UN? What has the UN done for Israel in recent decades? Even as early as 1948 after approving the Partition Plan I do not believe it moved to protect the Jews from being wiped out. If I am wring someone can can correct me.

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