Waiting for the storm

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July 11, 2017 11:03

Northern Israel faces threats from Hezbollah and the danger that a miscalculation could result in war on the Golan




Yom Kippur War

An old IDF tank barrel from the Yom Kippur War looks out over the Syrian side of the Golan from a hilltop a few hundred meters from the border. (photo credit:SETH J. FRANTZMAN)

IN 2012, a bus used by the Syrian rebels was driving close to the Israeli border on the Golan.

As Golan resident Thierry Laskart watched, artillery shells began to fall. First on one side, then the other. Then the Syrian regime gunner found his mark. It is one of many memories Laskart has over the years of watching the Syrian war unfold on his doorstep.

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