Photo Credit: Basel Awidat / Flash 90
United Nations workers monitor a Syrian refugee camp next to the Israeli-Syrian border on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in Quneitra province, from the Israeli side of the Golan Heights. July 17, 2018.

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported Thursday afternoon (Aug. 1) that Israel launched a rocket at a site near Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights.

According to the report, the rocket was fired at 2:00 pm local time at Tal Braiqa in Rasm al-Saad in the western countryside of Quneitra Province, “causing material damage only” but no casualties.

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Hebrew-language media in Israel reported that residents of the Golan Heights on the Israeli side of the border said they heard “loud explosions.”

Daytime attacks by Israeli forces on Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria are rare; most raids are carried out at night.

At least two attacks have been carried out in the past two weeks against Iranian military sites in southern Syria, including one explosion that eliminated senior Hezbollah operative Mashour Zidan, a Druze resident from the village of Hadar who was believed to have been recruiting volunteers for terror from villages near the Syrian-Israeli border.

A few days later a missile hit Tel Hara’a, an attack also reportedly from Israel on a strategic site in southern Syria that has found itself in the crosshairs more than once in the past year.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.