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May 15, 2012 6:00 am

Israel Watches Closely as Syria Violence Spills into Lebanon

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Former IDF Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi watches as soldiers take part in military exercises. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel National News – Israeli defense personnel are watching closely as Syrian gunmen begin to carry their battle into Lebanese territory.

Earlier this month, the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee issued an authorization for a call up for as many as 22 IDF battalions to guard the northern and southern fronts after hearing testimony from security officials. Almostimmediately, six battalions were activated.

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