web analytics
April 17, 2014 / 17 Nisan, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Spa 1.2 Combining Modern Living in Traditional Jerusalem

A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.



IDF Reinforces Syrian Border Fence, Iron Dome Goes North

There are concerns about the flight of millions of displaced Syrians over the border into Israel.

10454

Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Office

Share Button

The IDF confirmed on Monday that it moved one of its five Iron Dome batteries—deployed successfully during its November Pillar of Defense offensive against Gaza rockets—to the vicinity of Haifa in the north. The army described the move as routine.

But the move comes while Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has renewed its warnings about the threat of Syrian chemical weapons falling into the wrong hands as a result of the civil war in Syria.

The IDF’s senior leadership is taking serious account of the changes occurring along the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights, and the General Staff has decided to prepare for every eventuality, says a press release issued by the IDF Spokesperson’s office.

Specifically, the IDF leadership has decided to strengthen the fence along the Syrian border while at the same time upgrading intelligence-gathering capabilities in the area.

The security issues of the Syrian civil war from Israel’s point of view include not only the fear of an attack, whether chemical or conventional, as the fighting in the area south of Damascus intensify – it also includes concerns about the flight of between half a million and two million displaced Syrians, among them thousands of Palestinians, who might attempt to rush the border into Israel.

In recent weeks, soldiers of the Gaash Formation, which defends the area, have worked extensively on this project, to enhance the area’s general security.

“All these elements are prepared for developments on the Syrian border and as preparation for the ‘day after’. We are preventing the possibility of future terror activity,” Gaash Formation Engineering Officer Lt. Col. Shai Unger, who is responsible for the project, explained.

“This project contains within it a significant procedure for strengthening intelligence gathering, by stationing radar and state-of-the-art cameras throughout the Golan Heights sector. Additionally, a barrier has been placed along the line of the fence which will provide added security to the surrounding communities,” Lt. Col. Unger expanded.

Work on the fence, which began a month ago, is now at an advanced stage. The fence is five meters in height, surrounded by tall wire fencing and trenches. So far, forces have constructed tens of kilometers of the fence, up to the southern areas of the Golan Heights which are near the border.

The fence construction is carried out in a similar fashion to that of the Hourglass Project on the Egyptian border, which has proved its effectiveness recently in preventing illegal border crossings.

“In the beginning, we chose to invest our efforts in the areas close to civilian communities, but I believe in the future we will equip the entire Golan Heights with the same kind of barrier,” Lt. Col. Unger explained.

There has been an increase in the number of forces stationed on the Syrian border. Whereas in the past the area was guarded by reservists, those forces have recently been replaced by soldiers from the Golani Reconnaissance Battalion, who carry out activities in the sector and provide security for the building of the fence.

Additional forces taking part in the activity include field intelligence forces that gather quality intelligence on developments on the other side of the border; the Barak Battalion forces of the Golani Brigade, stationed on Mount Hermon; and combat engineering forces of the Mechanical Engineering Team that are assisting in the construction of the fence.

Share Button

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

Leave a comment (Select your commenting platform)

One Response to “IDF Reinforces Syrian Border Fence, Iron Dome Goes North”

  1. On January 27, 1945 the death camp Auschwitz, where 1,000,000 Jews were exterminated, was liberated by the Allies.

    Remember and Never Forget the Holocaust must be summed in two simple words:

    Support Israel!

    The Jewish nation redemption and vindication will only come through a larger and more powerful Jewish state.

    A safe, impregnable Israel, in its present borders, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, is the only true memorial to the genocide-Holocaust, where one of every three Jews in the world was exterminated.

    All the rest is commentary and bad theatre. rabbi dr. bernhard rosenberg

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Loading Facebook Comments ...
Loading Disqus Comments ...
Current Top Story
Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again
Latest News Stories
Arab road terrorists often use huge boulders to create obstacle courses in the road to slow down drivers -- and then hurl huge rocks at their hapless victims in the hope of murdering them.

Four Israeli citizens were hurt Thursday in a road terror attack near Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

Arab rioters hurl objects at Israeli security personnel who use pepper spray to quell the violence emanating from the Al Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount.

Israel Police closed access to the Temple Mount to Jews and other non-Muslims on Thursday due to Arab violence.

Text of anti-Semitic flyer distributed to Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine on Passover 2014.

Jews in Donetsk, Ukraine this week were ordered to “register” themselves and their assets.

US Special Envoy Martin Indyk, Secy of State John Kerry, at a special briefing. (archive)

U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East Martin Indyk is on his way back to the region to revive talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Hebron is proving to be a popular family tourist site during the Passover Holiday.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi, who was slain by terrorists on Passover eve.

A local Jewish merchant was stabbed Monday on the island of Djerba.

The Israeli hi-tech company Matrix has announced it is opening a “massive training center” in Nanjing, China.

Rabbis have been busy with preparations for the traditional Birkat Kohanim, Priestly Blessing, set for Thursday.

The suspect charged in the pre-Passover shooting deaths of three people outside two Kansas Jewish centers is a known white supremacist.

More than 400 people sat down at the first seder this year at the Chabad House of Bangkok, Thailand.

The following is President Obama’s statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at the White House. Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those celebrating Passover in the United States, in Israel, and around the world. On Tuesday, just as we […]

PM Binyamin Netanyahu blamed Palestinian Authority incitement for the terrorist murder of a police officer on Passover eve.

The officers had signaled to the Arab driver to pull over. He then rammed into them.

The Palestinian terrorist stood by the side of the road at shot at passing cars with an AK-47.

More Articles from Jewish Press Staff
"Let all who are hungry come and eat."

Masbia Soup Kitchen Network to provide 18,000 meals this Passover season. Volunteer!

Waldorf Astoria Entrance

The Waldorf Astoria hotel officially opened its Jerusalem branch on Agron Street, near the Old City, on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

No stress, but Pesach is less than a month away! Rebbetzin RLZ explains how important it is to do a proper Pesach cleaning.

When you say a cancer-stricken boy smiling and happy, you wonder why anyone complains about anything.

One of these days the Arabs are going to be very sorry if they have to live up to their anti-Israel rhetoric.

One of the lessons the IDF learned from the Second Lebanese War is how terrorists blended in with the scenery.

Nazi stamps used to tattoo death camp prisons are proof of the evil system as Holocaust survivors’ numbers dwindle.

An unprecedented number of 20 dentists from around the United States who are planning to make Aliyah to Israel took the Israeli Dentistry Licensing Exam, at the Nefesh B’Nefesh offices in Paramus, New Jersey, this week. This is the largest group ever to take the test outside Israel. Dentists who immigrate to Israel must pass […]

    Latest Poll

    Now that Kerry's "Peace Talks" are apparently over, are you...?







    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/idf-reinforces-fence-on-syrian-border-moves-iron-dome-up-north/2013/01/28/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: