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Rockets from Syria land in Golan following Netanyahu visit

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February 18, 2014 | 12:54 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks to a Syrian man who was injured in Syria's ongoing civil war on Feb. 18. Photo by Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, speaks to a Syrian man who was injured in Syria's ongoing civil war on Feb. 18. Photo by Menahem Kahana/Reuters

Two rockets fired from Syria fell in the Golan Heights hours after a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The rockets, which did not cause any damages or injuries, landed near the border fence between Israel and Syria on Tuesday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Netanyahu had toured the Golan Heights with Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and the IDF chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz. He also visited the base where Syrians who have been wounded in their country’s protracted civil war are being treated.

The rockets were being seen as likely fallout from fighting between the Syrian army and rebel forces.

“On the day when talks between the major powers and Iran are being opened in Vienna, it is important that the world sees the pictures from this place, which divides the good that is in the world from the bad,” Netanyahu said during his visit to the base hospital. “The good part is that Israel is saving the lives of those who have been wounded in the daily slaughter that is being perpetrated in Syria. This is the true face of Israel. The bad part is that Iran is arming those who are carrying out the slaughter.”

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