An Israeli military plane carried out strikes against an alleged Syrian missile launch in the Golan Heights on Wednesday, Israeli officials said.
The planes, from the Israeli air force, struck a Syrian military airbase in the southern part of the Gino-Israeli border in the northern Golan.
The strike targeted the command center of the Syrian Air Defense Forces (SAAF) in the town of Khirbet al-Jabour.
Israel’s military said in a statement that the air attack targeted the SAAF’s “command and control center in the area and was aimed at a missile that was firing from the area.”
The Israeli military said it targeted the launch site because it had crossed the border and the missile was moving towards Israel.
The Syrian military said the missile landed in the Mediterranean Sea.
Israeli officials said the strike was carried out in response to the launch of a missile on Wednesday in the Salfit area.
The rocket, which landed in southern Israel, is believed to have been fired from Syria.
The Salfis are located in the south of the country and were among the first Arab villages to be settled by Israel after the 1948 Nakba, when the Palestinian refugees fled the territory in 1948.
Israel has since taken a number of steps to establish ties with the Palestinian people, including establishing diplomatic relations and establishing a refugee camp on the Guez Canal.