Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers killed one person and wounded five others in a clash in the Al-Shahhar refugee camp in the Golan Heights on the night (local time) of Wednesday, January 23. An IDF spokesperson confirmed that the Israeli soldiers came under fire near the Israeli-Syrian border, sustaining no casualties, and returned fire. Similar skirmishes are possible in the Golan Heights over the near term.
Individuals in the Golan Heights are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel near the Israeli-Syrian border.
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