A plane crashed into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday morning, killing at least six people, including a British citizen, according to the Israeli military.
The Israeli military reported that the Israeli aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, hit a roadblock in the Golan near the Israeli border town of al-Quds, injuring several people.
The Israeli military said it was the first fatal crash of a civilian aircraft in the area since Israel captured the area in the 1967 Middle East war.
Israel’s military said that it is investigating the cause of the crash.
An Israeli military spokesperson said the plane was carrying a British tourist and her son, who was travelling with them to Tel Aviv from the Israeli town of Nazareth.
Israel says it is carrying out air-defense exercises near the border.
Israel captured the Guez Canal region in the 1990s and annexed it in 2005.
It has maintained a strategic foothold in the region, including on the southern frontier, which Israel claims as its “red line”.
It’s believed the flight was heading toward the Gizol area, which has a large Arab population, but Israel does not recognise the area as part of the state of Israel.
The incident is the latest in a string of crashes on the Gitzo, where Israeli military planes have been involved in several high-profile incidents.
On Thursday, Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian man in a cross-border clash and wounded three others when a fighter jet crashed into a mosque in the southern city of Nablus.
The jet, a single-engine turboprop, was on a routine patrol in the vicinity of the village of Harb, the Israeli army said in a statement.