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Syrian rebels seize border crossing into Israel-held Golan Heights
Syrian rebels seize border crossing into Israel-held Golan Heights

Fighting in Syria’s civil war reached Israel’s doorstep on Wednesday, with rebels seizing the Syrian side of a crossing into the Israeli-held portion of the Golan Heights and the Israeli army reporting that stray gunfire wounded one of its officers. The spillover of the Syrian conflict, though limited, rattled nerves, coming just a day after Israel and the Palestinian militant faction Hamas agreed to a truce after a 50-day battle in the Gaza Strip. That cease-fire held throughout the day on Wednesday. The rebel group that overran the Quneitra crossing includes small elements of Al Qaeda-linked groups such as the Nusra Front, which would place Israeli army positions within...

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