JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four rockets were fired at Israel from Syria.
The rockets, fired early on Tuesday, were intercepted over the Golan Heights by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
The rockets set off the Code Red rocket alert sirens in cities in the northern Golan Heights and in the Galilee.
Local reports citing unnamed defense officials said that the Israeli military believes the rockets were fired by Iran or by a group firing on the orders of Iran.
Reports said explosions were heard in the Syrian capital of Damascus shortly after the rocket attack on Israel.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights later reported that Israel fired five missiles at targets in southern Damascus, and that the targeted sites were located in the same area where the rockets targeting Israel were launched.
The report said that some of the Israeli missiles were intercepted and others hit their targets, but had no specific information on damage or casualties.
The IDF did not comment on reports of retaliatory attacks.
A week ago, a missile attack on the Damascus home of senior member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group Akram al-Ajouri killed the terrorist leader’s son. The attack has been blamed on Israel, which has neither confirmed nor denied being behind the attack.
On Monday, the IDF launched a surprise two-day military exercise in northern Israel.