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Following Rocket Attacks, IDF Boosts Golan Security

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Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz (R) in action during a live fire exercise for Israeli army battalion commanders taking place in the Golan Heights, Sept. 4, 2012. Syrian tanks entered the Golan Heights demilitarized zone, raising concerns that the ongoing civil war could spill over into Israel. After Syrian tanks entered the Golan's demilitarized zone Nov. 3, 2012. Photo: SHAY WAGNER/IDF/FLASH90.

Times of Israel – The IDF, bracing for an increased threat of rocket attacks along the border with Syria, has begun installing air raid sirens and fortified safe zones in all its bases on the Golan Heights.

“The goal we set for ourselves is to provide warning and physical protection to every soldier,” Maj. David Ben-Gigi, the deputy engineering officer for the Golan Heights division, told the IDF’s website.

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