|The scene at the Israel-Syrian border|
Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were hospitalized after being injured from mortar shells, which were fired from Syria into Israel, according to a statement released by military officials.
In response, Israel fired into Syria on Wednesday, after mortar rounds fell on an army post in the Golan Heights, wounding Israeli soldiers, the military also said.
Two shells hit the border post, located in the northern Golan, slightly injuring the troops, it said.
Initial reports suggest that the shells were not fired intentionally, but were the result of intense fighting between Syrian government forces and rebels near the northern border, a military spokesperson said.
"The return fire was directed at the source of fire," the spokesperson said.
The two soldiers were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics, and were later taken to a local hospital for further treatment.