In his first official comment, IDF spokesman Brig, Motti Almoz said the attack from Syria which killed 13-year old Muhammad Karara, from the Galilee village of Arraba, was an extremely serious incident and the IDF is preparing further responses after its initial cross-border tank fire into Syria. Brig. Almoz declined to specify which of the combatant forces on the Syrian side of Golan was responsible for the deliberate attack, which was described variously as mortar and rocket fire.