Tense quiet on Golan and Hermon after rocket-artillery exchange

The IDF returned artillery fire Tuesday afternoon in response to the two rockets which landed from the Syrian side of the Golan. They caused loud explosions and triggered siren alerts. Both rockets landed on open ground and caused no casualties or damage:  one near the northern Golan border with Syria, the second close to the Mt Hermon ski site. The IDF ordered the evacuation forthwith of around 1,000 visitors from the slopes of Hermon. Airplanes were heard overhead. Since the incident subsided, the police have opened road connections to the southern part of the Golan, where dwellers have come out of bomb shelters. Army officials have still to inform Hermon site managers whether they can reopen the ski slopes Wednesday.

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