Mortar bombs hit an Israeli military position in the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, the Israeli army said, shortly after a military vehicle nearby on the Lebanon border was hit by an anti-tank missile.

There were no casualties in the mortar attack, but four soldiers were wounded in the anti-tank missile attack claimed by Lebanese Hezbollah.

The incidents came several hours after Israel launched an air strike in Syria. Tensions have escalated in the area over the past 10 days after an Israeli strike in Syria which killed several Hezbollah men and an Iranian general.

Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV said nine Israeli vehicles were damaged in the attack on the Shebaa farms frontier area. The militant group said it will release a statement on the attacks soon.

A Lebanese political source told Reuters that Hezbollah has launched a “big operation” targeting an Israeli military convoy in the Shebaa farms frontier.

The Israeli army said the vehicle was hit by a projectile.

“Initial reports indicate a military vehicle was hit, apparently by an anti-tank missile in the area of Har Dov,” the army said on its official Twitter feed, using Israel’s term for the Shebaa Farms which is also close to the ceasefire line with Syria… see more