The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) shared a video on Twitter on Sunday that appears to show the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system intercepting an incoming rocket over the heads of skiers at the Mount Hermon ski resort in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The video shows skiers and snowboarders going about their day, until the person holding the camera spots the missile defense interceptors firing in the distance and flying through the sky directly overhead.
This is what’s been happening:
On Sunday, Iranian Quds Forces operating in Syria launched a surface-to-surface rocket from Syria aimed at Israel’s Golan Heights. The Iron Dome Aerial Defense System intercepted the rocket. pic.twitter.com/P7yvkpR6An
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) January 21, 2019
According to an official statement released by the IDF, the inbound missile was fired by Iranian forces operating out of nearby Syria. Based on the location of the video and accompanying statement, it seems clear that the missile was being fired into the Golan Heights, a region Israel annexed in the early 1980s, despite a significant backlash from some elements of the international community.