Israeli military training forces for scenario in which soldiers from Syria will approach border and try to actively defend protesters attempting to infiltrate Israel following PA statehood bid in September.
The army is preparing for the possibility that Syrian soldiers will deploy along the border and actively defend men who try to infiltrate the Golan Heights during demonstrations expected to break out following the Palestinian Authority’s unilateral declaration of statehood at the United Nations in September.
...T he IDF has been training forces for a scenario during which soldiers from the Syrian military will also approach the border and try to actively defend protesters attempting to infiltrate Israeli territory.
“We could face civilians who start a demonstration and are then joined by the military as part of the regime’s so-called desire to protect its civilians,” one IDF officer explained.
Due to this possibility, the IDF will likely deploy tanks along the border with troops to prevent a violation of Israeli sovereignty and confront the Syrian soldiers if necessary.
ASSAD WOULD LOVE TO START A WAR WITH ISRAEL IN ORDER TO DIVERT ATTENTION.