Unknown Palestinian group claims Mt. Hermon shelling

“Battalions of the Abd al-Qader Martyrs” claimed rocket launches on the Israeli side of Mt. Hermon in honor of Naqba (Disaster) Day – marking the anniversary of Israeli independence. The claim with an attached videotape by an unknown group apparently referred to the first mortar shelling attack from this Syrian border on Wednesday. Its credibility is unclear. Mt. Hermon was closed to visitors after the attack. Israel complained to the UN peacekeeping force, having concluded that the shelling was deliberate for the first time after a number of inadvertent incidents. DEBKAfile cites the mounting verbal aggressiveness of Iranian, Syrian and HIzballah spokesmen repeatedly calling the Golan as "the new front against Israel." 

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