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Israel Blames Iran for Rockets Fired at Golan Heights from Syria

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Israel's Foreign Minister Israel Katz blamed Tuesday morning's rocket fire from Syria on Iran. 

“This incident is an Iranian operation against the State of Israel,” Katz told the Ynet news site. “The State of Israel will continue to act according to its policy. The policy was and remains to prevent Iran from establishing itself in the area,” Katz added.

Four rockets were fired from Syria at Israel’s Golan Heights early Tuesday morning. All of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

The Israel Defense Forces said four rockets were fired overnight from Syria, all of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement it had “identified four launches from Syrian territory toward Israeli territory that were shot down by soldiers operating the Iron Dome missile defense system.”

The Golan Regional Council did not announce any safety measures and told residents to resume their normal routines.

The rockets came around the same time Syrian media reported explosions at the Damascus airport. No further details were available about the explosions’ source and nature.

The missiles come after Israel completed a major military operation in the Gaza Strip on November 12 during which Israeli forces assassinated senior Islamic Jihad terrorist Baha Abu Al-Atta, who was reportedly planning an imminent attack against the Jewish State. Islamic Jihad retaliated by firing more than 400 rockets at Israeli civilians.

Tuesday’s missiles also come hours after the Trump administration announced a landmark shift in US policy on Monday evening.

Speaking from the State Department in Washington, Pompeo repudiated a 1978 State Department legal opinion that held that civilian settlements in the so-called occupied territories are "inconsistent with international law." 

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Emily Jones is a multi-media journalist for CBN News in Jerusalem. Before she moved to the Middle East in 2019, she spent years regularly traveling to the region to study the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, meet with government officials, and raise awareness about Christian persecution. During her college years, Emily served as president of Regent University's Christians United for Israel chapter and spoke alongside world leaders at numerous conferences and events. She is an active member of the Philos Project, an organization that seeks to promote positive Christian engagement with the Middle