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June 29, 2012 10:53 am

Israel Braces for Terror Threats From Syria

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Soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military exercise with IAF forces in the Golan Heights. Photo: wiki commons.

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Division 36 Commander Brig. Gen. Tamir Haiman warned on Thursday of possible terrorist attacks in the Golan Heights originating in Syria, Israel Hayom reported.

“The developments across the border increase the potential for terror attacks. It is our obligation to lay a foundation [of defense] and prepare our forces,” Haiman said.

IDF officials have voiced concern that the Syrian regime’s diminishing power provides an opportunity for members of the global jihad to perpetrate terrorist attacks on the Golan Heights. A similar scenario has already proven to be true in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster the region fell to lawlessness and since has served as a staging ground for multiple infiltrations and terrorist attacks in Israel.

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