Israel has fired warning shots into Syria after mortars launched from Syrian territory hit an Israeli base in the Golan Heights.
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) said the missile was fired as a warning short after the errant mortal fired from Syria hit the military post. NO injuries or damage has been reported.
It is the first time Israel has fired within Syrian territory since the 1973 war.
Several mortar shells have struck the Golan Heights since the Syrian civil war erupted 19 months ago. Israel has recognized the fire as unintentional, but still holds Damascus responsible.
Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 war, though they agreed to return the land to Syria in return for a peace agreement which was rejected by the Arab world.
During the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Syrian forces crossed the ceasefire line into the Golan Heights to retake the territory. The Syrian troops were ultimately ejected by Israel forces.
Following the conflict, Israel returned about five percent of the territory to Syrian control, and the land was merged into a demilitarized zone that is currently patrolled by UN peacekeeping forces.