A day after three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights
to attack Syrian rebels, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz
visited the border region on Sunday, and warned army forces that "the
Syrian affair that could turn into our affair." Gantz instructed the IDF
to be on alert in the area, and to prevent any spillover of the Syrian
conflict into Israeli territory.
The chief of staff toured the
border with the IDF's Division 36, which has command of the Golan
Heights, and heard how IDF soldiers can hear tank fire and automatic
weapons fire form the Syrian side of the border, as well as shouts of
"Allahu Akbar." "Division 36 is ready for any moment in which the
shooting will change direction and will be turned on us," IDF Spokesman
Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, who accompanied Gantz, said.