It’s been a while since the Yom Kippur war of ’73. That’s when Israel last took “direct hits” at Syria, as the nation has done for the last two days in retaliation for an errant Syrian mortar shell that landed in the Golan Heights. Israel’s army has shelled “mobile artillery” in retaliation for the violence spilling across borders. While Israel has said that it knows the Syria fire was inadvertent, officials say the retaliatory blasts are just “warning shots” to prevent further violence.
WARNING SHOTS Menahem Kahana, AFP / Getty Images