An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel on Wednesday when two mortar shells fired from Syria hit a military post in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. A spokeswoman for the Israeli military said the strike was probably the result of errant fire, given the heightened fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels across the frontier in recent days. There have been numerous instances of fire from the Syrian civil war spilling into the Israeli-held territory, but injuries on the Israeli side have been rare.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times. First Published October 9, 2013 9:06 PM