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  •  Heightend Israel-Syria Border activity-NY Times (11+ / 0-)

    Earlier this Evening NY Times reported

    Syria’s War Has Once-Quiet Border Area in Israel on Alert

    MOUNT HAZEKA, Israel — Elite infantry and reconnaissance units have been moved into the long-quiet Golan Heights this spring. Bulldozers are making way for new military shelters. And at a strategic army outpost, a Merkava tank sits pointing toward Syria — poised to race up a dirt ramp at a moment’s notice.

     The stepped-up military presence across the 43-mile border with Syria demonstrates the growing fear and anxiety among Israeli political and military leaders over the Syrian civil war now in its third year. Already there have been clashes at the border, with errant munitions landing in the Golan some 30 times, at least five prompting Israel to fire back.

    But the concern runs deeper along what was for decades one border Israel did not have to worry much about. Many increasingly see no possible positive outcome of their neighbor’s bloody conflict, no clear solution for securing their interests in the meanwhile. Israel’s military leadership now views southern Syria as an “ungoverned area” that poses imminent danger.

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    by JML9999 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 06:43:13 PM PDT

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