Israeli shooting kills civilian and injures five in camp in northern Quneitra

Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Amena Riyad | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 24, 2019, 1:36:30 PM wire MILITARY Israel

Quneitra - SMART

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a civilian, and injured five others, in the al-Shahar Camp near the town of Jubata al-Khashab, 7 kilometers north of Quneitra, at the border of the occupied Golan Heights, Southern Syria.

On Thursday, local sources told SMART that Israeli soldiers stormed the camp and shot live rounds at the residents, killing young man Ali Akashah and injuring five others, including women and children.

The sources assumed that the soldiers were looking for Lebanese Hezbollah militia members, who were digging tunnels near the border.

Avichay Adraee, the spokesman for the Israeli Army, said on his official Twitter account that Israeli soldiers deployed to the border area in Golan Heights fired at targets inside Syrian territory on Wednesday night, in retaliation to a firing they received from across the border.

Several camps for displaced people were established at the Syrian-Israeli border area, including the Brayqah, Akashah, al-Amal, and al-Rahmah camps, in addition to the al-Karamah Camp near the town of al-Rafid, southern Quneitra, and the al-Shahar Camp in northern Quneitra.

The Israeli shooting came days after an Israeli missile shelling targeted bases of the Syrian government forces and their allied militias in Southern Syria. The Russian Sputnik Agency reported that an Israeli missile shelling targeted bases in the Tolul al-Homr area near the town of Hadar in Quneitra, while Israeli warplanes flew intensively over the Golan Heights.

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Writing Mais Noor Aldeen | Editing Amena Riyad | Translation Nouha Salti | Translation Editing Farah Nassif 🕔 Publication Date: January 24, 2019, 1:36:30 PM wire MILITARY Israel
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