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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.
“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."
“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.
Israeli farmers are still permitted to work their fields in the area, but are warned not to approach the border fence.
Tensions between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization have been rising for some time.
“The errant projectiles are a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the IDF said.
The identification of the crossing came only after the individual touched the security fence, apparently setting off alarms.
The incident carries broader regional implications, due to the fact that Iran is using armed drones in a military theater along Israel's borders.
"All of you must have thought of leaving at one point," Haley said to the parents. "I mean ... what do you tell your kids?"
"The North has experienced 11 years of quiet that are unheard of since the creation of the State of Israel."
US Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to visit the Old City of Jerusalem during her visit to Israel.
Nasrallah said Hezbollah is dismantling its military positions on Lebanon's eastern border; he declared the area to be the “responsibility of the Lebanese state."
The terrorist commander briefed reporters on "field topography and military deployment of the Zionist enemy."
DM Liberman arrived at the Pentagon at midday Tuesday for talks with US Defense Secy James Mattis. The top item on the agenda: Iran.
Although Israel did not respond to the gunfire that emanated from Lebanon, the IDF sent backup to the northern border near Metula.