Israeli Forces Deploy Additional Battle Tanks, Artillery Guns On Contact Line With Syria

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Israeli Forces Deploy Additional Battle Tanks, Artillery Guns On Contact Line With Syria

Israeli soldiers manuever Merkava tanks and Namer armored personnel carriers (APCs) during the last day of a military exercise in the northern part of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on September 13, 2017. Israel’s military began in September 2017 a massive exercise simulating conflict with Hezbollah, the largest drill in nearly two decades. / AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) have deployed additional armoured and artillery forces, including battle tanks, in the occupied Golan Heights, near the contact line with Syria.

The move was taken amid the developing advance of the Syrian Army against militant groups east of the Golan Heights.

It’s interesting that in its statement the IDF once again claimed that it is not involved in the war in Syria while in fact Israeli forces have repeatedly provided a direct and indirect support to militant groups fighting the government in Damascus. These actions were especially active in southern Syria.

“The IDF attaches great importance to maintaining the separation of forces agreement between Israel and Syria of 1974. In addition, the IDF will continue to insist on the principle of non-involvement in what is happening in Syria, alongside a policy of resolute response to the violation of Israel’s sovereignty and risk to its residents,” the IDF said in its statement. “Humanitarian assistance has been provided by Israel for years and continues today as needed.”

The IDF has also raised its alert level in the Golan Heights, according to Israel’s newspaper Haaretz.

“The Israel Defense Forces has raised its alert level in the Golan Heights in light of the recent escalation in the fighting in southern Syria between the Assad regime and rebel militias and the Syrian army’s increasing proximity to the Israeli border.

Israel isn’t expecting a direct confrontation with the Syrian army, but it is preparing for possibility of spillover effects from the regime’s attack, with Russian and Iranian assistance, on the Daraa region, which is just sixty kilometers from the Israeli border,” the newspaper said adding that the security cabinet will meet to discuss Israeli capabilities in the case uf a new war on July 1.

According to Syrian experts, the IDF may use military actions in southern Syria to justify new strikes on government forces’ targets inside Syria. If this is done, it will cause a new round of confrontation in the smoldering Israeli-Syrian conflict.

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  • leon mc pilibin

    The Golan Heights are Syria property, and will eventually be taken back from the Zionist warmongering thieves,its as simple as that.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      everything in good time.

  • Rob

    Golan heights is not a gift even entire Palestine is not a gift. How many tanks are there in Golan heights will be exploded by just three missiles with multiple warheads.

    • Wise Gandalf

      Its so easy to convert Israeli tanks into mobile crematories.

      Go and do or perish, you penis!

      • Lena Jones

        Hezbollah ‘perished’ 124 israeli Merkavas in 2006. Some were turned over on their sides, others were turned into ovens. This is just simply FACT!

        • Wise Gandalf

          Are you nut?

          There were damaged 40 tanks, 20 in battle. 8 by boobie traps and 12 by kornets. 20 out of 400.
          THIS IS FACT!

          On the other hand Hetbollah lost the core fighters. From that war they have fear to attack IL.

          • Lena Jones

            Sorry G but you’re predictably reciting israeli propaganda figures: lessening the scandal of humiliation war defeat. Also, 3,000 hezb fighters repelled 35,000 idf supported by israeli air force and navy – not forgetting MASSIVE US emergency ammo aid some 10 days into the war: israel had fired SO MUCH and achieved so little in the first 10 days which had the US generals rightfully worried for israel’s bad fighting skills and strategy that led to their eventual defeat and UNCONDITIONAL retreat from Lebanese borders :DDD

            And you’ve got it the other way round G: it’s israel who, since their defeat in Lebanon in 2006, DARES NOT touch Lebanon like that again, when it was ALWAYS in the habit of striking Lebanon before 2006. You could say that Hezbollah’s victory over israel in 2006 created a ‘balance of terror’ with israel. The hezb SMASHED the myth of israel’s fake invincibility and the rest, as they say is history.

          • Wise Gandalf

            O read our official analysis. Som hezbollah is nothing.

          • Lena Jones

            I see the facts have stumped you lol!

          • Mike

            Hey smaug is that your second and new Saudi Hasbara troll profile, or is it that Zionist idiot Joe Dirt.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            WTF are you smoking the same Kush they smoke in the IDF ,dude cutback and save some brain cells.

          • Sinbad2

            The Talmud says you are but a ?

          • Sinbad2

            But the damage Israel was taking caused Israel to retreat back into Israel.

            Interesting that Israel, and the US can invade countries at will, and nobody seems to care, but if the Syria army entered Syrian Golan Heights, all the Americans and Jews would start foaming at the mouth?

          • Wise Gandalf

            IL did not want occupy territory. The goal was to destroy the infrustructure of hezbollah in South Lebanon. Goal fillfilleed, went home.

          • #’~A*QXm(>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^

            The ZioNazi entity lost that war and begged for a ceasefire, despite
            their ‘heroic’ destruction of infrastructure and 1100 Lebanese.

    • Sinbad2

      Russia has not taken responsibility for taking care of Syria.
      Russia is looking after Russia, and at the moment that coincides with the interests of Syria.
      Would Russia risk a nuclear war with the US to save Syria, I doubt it.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Not even the US would get involved in any overt conflict involving Syria and Israel so why would you even have the idiotic notion of a nuclear confrontation, just sounds like you are talking like a schoolyard instigator.

        • Sinbad2

          WTF?

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Just you won’t see any help of US going nuclear or openly sending thousands of troops. Learn that the days of AIPAC OATH HOLDERS is becoming a scarcity in the world.

        • jako

          I’ m sorry but you are wrong.
          If Russia shoots down the NATO airplane specially if it was over some other country (not Syria) than that is act of war.
          By article 5 of NATO convention all NATO countries are suppose to help that attacked NATO country .

          In short we have WW3.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Just no legal parameters for NATO countries to be involved it would destroy any alliances formed as there is no requirement for defending abroad only locally. Start reading how NATO was formed and reasons behind it as no nation owes an obligation of defense in a country not aligned even goes for Turkey not a full member. They talked the crap out of a NATO plane being downed overseas been debated so it’s a definitive no in support, only the country was attacked is on their own. So US will not go into a battle they can’t win just fact as they have never won a conflict on their own.

      • Rob

        If nuclear war start who will win? Definitely Russia.

        • Sinbad2

          Probably, but the US has huge stockpiles of gas and germ agents.
          And no matter who won, the casualties would be staggering.
          The only good thing about a nuclear war, is most climate change is caused by the number of humans on the planet. Reduce the human population by 90% and the earth would be a better place.

        • #’~A*QXm(>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^

          You are deluding yourself. Nobody will win because the entire planet will be destroyed.

          • Rob

            Those that creates problems are evils they scare from deaths than those that confront them.

      • jako

        Russia has taken responsibility to HELP Syria against terrorists.
        Officially NATO is still not in that category….

        Agree with you Sinbad – Russia will start WW3 only if Russian troupes are directly attacked and not because of Syria or Iran.

        Also Russia wants to see that Sunni have their rights respected if possible.
        And that this war doesn’t become Iran’s-Shia victory only but victory against terrorism not against Sunni in general.

  • Rob

    Russia urging strongly to international parties to stop supporting terrorists in Palestine and in Syria.

    • You can call me Al

      Israel & the US then !!?.

  • Rodger

    Lol, what does Israel think? That Assad is going to invade them? Or are they going to invade Syria in support of ISIS?
    Weird warmongering by Israel. They cry about a drone flying in Syria near the Golan yet deploy half their army on the border…..

    • Empire’s Frontiers

      It’s a 10,000 year old technique.

  • FlorianGeyer

    More proof if needed that the isolated ISIS pocket on the Israeli border is de facto part of the Israeli forces who are supplying and aiding the Saudi backed Wahabi monsters.

  • Empire’s Frontiers

    The only war now before the Israelis is one of deep and irreversible attrition.

    While it would be ideal that Israel is countered by another nuclear force, there’s very little that could stop the leveling by conventional and nuclear arms of middle eastern capitals once it began.

    The mad-brained European settlers can only see to their own, and every one else’s, destruction if they don’t choose peace.

    They seem aware of this.

  • US-Navy Revert Shia

    lol at these Clowns, The right to defend yourself..BS Grandpa, Against Truth-! ISISraHELL Will fall by the Might of Truth, Folks Already know these Impostors are not the Biblical Israelites. In time ppls are waking up to this truth, folks in My Country realize how our [USG] Is the Problem of all world Oppression https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f782a9d2edf8557989126f2fac7f0417976d091fad27941a16f1cdfc13c0f128.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c69ea376b5bfd40e29cef19f19bd9cb60ce78a5604458e80ea5b83b7311bd562.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/851639a7193960a8b25c794e6eafb7263811c5bcc855869de888773722c62e98.jpg

    • Joe Dirt

      Jihad much?

      • Mike

        Fuck off Israeli shit stain.

      • Lena Jones

        Anti-gentilislm much?

  • jako

    Do not be afraid Jews!
    That “isolated ISIS pocket” called Israel will be last one to be resolved !!

  • Wise Gandalf

    Terrible mistake from israeli side,. They have no idea, that 2000 hezbollah fighters can destroy the whole IDF.

    • Smaug

      Dude, seriously? Cut the slander.
      Read about the Yom Kippur War.

      • Sinbad2

        Or read about how Saladin defeated the land thieves in 1187.
        Israel had a great victory once upon a time, but things change, those hard gnarly Jews that survived WWII are all dead, and today the Jewish army is made up of soft middle class Jews from other countries, who go to Israel to kill some Arabs for kicks.
        They would run like rabbits once the fighting started.

      • Mike

        Old history, its about a correct of analysis, as your pathetic statement that your Saudi and gulf friends where at the cusp of victory in Yemen a few weeks ago. Your pathetic and don’t know shit about military matter or history you worthless Saudi Israeli mouth piece.

        • Smaug

          Mike, I’ve been ignoring you for weeks and your still ranting on about the same thing. This is legally considered harrassment.

          • #’~A*QXm(>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^

            Then take a lawyer and sue him instead of whining about it.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        Pretty weak and lame as they had to ask for major backing by the 5 eyes so now come on be honest. US/British military advisers along with equipment being supplied even air support, just a color war none the less and not the first or last.

    • Sinbad2

      Oh they know, that’s why they keep running to Moscow for help from Mr Putin.
      How long do you think Putin makes Netanjupu sweat in the waiting room, before granting him an audience?

  • Smaug

    Define “involved in the war.” The IDF will not intervene in the Daraa offensive unless attacked themselves, so yes. There was an incident where the IAF came to the aid to a Druze town fighting the Rebels a few years ago. A Druze town that was still loyal to Assad. There was that independent war with Iran/Hezbollah but do we count these?
    I think that the IDF is neutral as to which regime controls the Damascus government, in that way they do not concern themselves with the bulk of the war.

    • Scott

      Do you think the Israelis want the Syrians to try to take back the Golan just so the crisis in Syria will escalate so they can call for the US to intervene? I see alot of people say that Syria needs to take back the Golan.

    • Sinbad2

      There is no such thing as Israel, some European Jews stole some Arab land after WWII.

      • Smaug

        Oh, is that the same pragmatic delusion as China has about Taiwan? Israel exists whether or not anyone in particular likes it.
        Why bring this up?

        • Sinbad2

          Europeans stealing Arab land is not a new thing, the Franks did it, and the so called Israelis will suffer the same fate.

          • #’~A*QXm(>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^

            Exactly, that is why in 2006 they got whipped by Hezbollah so they begged for a ceasefire.
            So,
            instead of facing real opponents to chose to kill defenceless men,
            women, and children in the world’s largest concentration camp they
            created (Gaza), and in the West Bank.

          • Sinbad2

            Yes, when the Israelis couldn’t beat Hezbollah in battle, they started bombing civilians in Beirut, targeting schools and public spaces, to maximize the number of children killed.
            The Israelis are total scumbags, like their ISIS comrades in arms.

        • Mike

          Its over hasbara scumbag.

  • Sinbad2

    Before Israel and its pet ape the USA started this war, the Syrian army was pretty hopeless.
    7 years later, the Syrian army is a force to be reckoned with.
    The Israelis sowed the seeds of their own destruction, which seems to be a common theme by those who follow the Jewish faith. Greed always brings them undone, and then they complain for a hundred years that they get picked on. No wonder they can never find peace.

  • SurfaceBook

    historically , a victorious army from a long war always bred better leaders and warriors due to the natural selection of competent officer/soldier in wartime , as opposed to peacetime promotion.

    so let’s see :

    SYRIA
    – Victorious after a long conflict againt a western equipped and trained foreign proxy army.
    – Military trained by Russia with Russian and Iranian Advisors in the field , learning to fight combined arms against enemy armor and enemy airpower (FUKUS & IAF).
    – Air Defense now become the best in the region , so much so that the overrated IAF do not dare to enter syrian airspace and only attack from outside syrian airspace.
    – Syrian tankers now adept at countering enemy ATGM and working in urban warzone which are deadly for tanks/armor. The rebuilt Syrian armor now consist of modern russian tanks which is impervious to western ATGM
    – Special Troops and Recon element trained by Russia now so numerous and highlly combat experienced in open and urban warfare.

    ISRAEL
    – IDF experienced against unarmed civilians and knife wielding insurgents.
    – IAF experienced against enemy that have to air defense , only to be shocked when Syrian AD now rebuilt and modernized by russia
    – IDF armor have zero experience in warfare except against gaza civilians who lack armament to counter heavy tanks.

    A highly experienced fighter who made his bones in brutal fights VS a fighter who always fight a weak opponent with ease..

    it would be an easy win for Syria

  • Lena Jones

    The genocidal jews can ’employ’ all the weapons they want in occupied Golan, it won’t stop its liberation, nor will it stop the coming missile bombardment of tel aviv.

    The smarter israeli jew, for self-preservation, should immediately give up their kleptomania, pack their suitcases already and abandon the immoral jewish colony in the Levant.