The nearest Russian military post is just 8 miles from the disengagement zone of the Israeli and Syrian forces.
The goal is to help the local population in Syria, says IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.
Until this week, Israel would not admit it was providing humanitarian aid to Syrians along the Israeli border.
Israel will continue to monitor the situation, Netanyahu said, “while strongly upholding our red lines.”
“The errant projectile was a result of Syrian internal fighting.”
“Israel maintains a policy of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war. However, we will not tolerate any breach of Israel’s sovereignty. "
Israel's military continues to insist the mortar was an "errant projectile" and the "result of Syrian internal fighting."
The shell hit an open area in the Golan Heights, according to the statement from the Israel Defense Force.
U.S. National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster, told journalists at a White House briefing there is “no specific agenda” for the meeting.
“During my speech, shells from the Syrian side landed in our territory, and the IDF has already struck back."
It took less than an hour for Israeli Defense Forces to retaliate against the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.
"The projectile fire is errant and is a result of the internal fighting in Syria."
In April, the US responded to the Syrian regime's chemical attack on civilians in suburban Damascus by launching 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase from which the warplanes responsible for the chemical attacks had flown.
The Al-Mayaden website reported that "the Israeli attack resulted in two martyrs and three wounded troops of the Golan regiments," and on Sunday Israeli shells also landed on the Syrian side of the Golan.
The IDF said it had hit two Syrian artillery cannons and a truck carrying ammunition.
“The errant projectiles are a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the IDF said.
"We are not prepared to accept any spillover or 'trickle of fire' from any front whatsoever."
The IDF retaliated after 10 Syrian projectiles hit Israel.
'I have a recommendation to the people of Lebanon: Hezbollah has chosen to stay and infiltrate some of your homes – if you leave your homes as soon as the conflict erupts you will not be harmed.'
The incident carries broader regional implications, due to the fact that Iran is using armed drones in a military theater along Israel's borders.
Netanyahu was speaking, of all places, at Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat, to which many a wounded Syrian rebel had been rushed over the past six years.
Six out of the seven Iranian ballistic missiles completely failed to hit their intended target. Three landed in Iraq.
Israel wants to keep Hezbollah and other Iran-sponsored terrorist groups fighting on the side of the Syrian government away from the Israeli Golan Heights border.
The attack was a warning, Tehran said. ISIS would be engulfed by [IRGC’s] "revolutionary wrath and flames of the fire of its revenge, in case they repeat any such devilish and dirty move in future."
One of the reasons the Russians are being so careful with their announcement, may have to do with past announcements made by the US Army that they had killed the ISIS leader – which culminated in al-Baghdadi releasing videos saying news of his demise had been premature.