“The Independent: Israel strengthens her defences after an organized take over of the Golan”, al-Fagr (Egypt), 7th June 2013
6/7/2013 12:27 PM
Translator: Manar Magdi
The British newspaper “The Independent” noted that the Israeli army intensified the form of its presence on the Syrian border, near the only border crossing between the two countries, that yesterday became the scene of fighting between the Syrian government and opposition fighters. Among the Israeli forces that have been issued is the Mitar backup unit that operates ‘July missiles’ that have already been used in a cross-border skirmishes in past months, as well as with infantry and armored divisions. In addition to (this) the additional deployed military yesterday told local farmers to stay away from the area.
Israel’s concerns that the war will leak from Syria through their common borders in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and formally annexed in 1981, have increased significantly.
Translated by Robert Forster
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