Israel has reinforced its northern border with additional tanks and artillery cannons, the army said on Sunday.
“This was [done] as part of IDF preparations and preparedness in light of developments in the Syrian Golan Heights near the border,” the IDF said in a statement.
Assad’s forces and the Russian military are carrying out renewed attacks against the remaining rebel holdouts in the south of Syria, close to the border with Israel.
The military vowed a “determined response” to any strike — deliberate or accidental — that hits Israeli territory from Syria.
Following a situation assessment in the Northern Command, it was decided to reinforce the 210th Division in the Golan Heights with additional armor and artillery troops pic.twitter.com/anBm5bO10g
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) July 1, 2018
“The IDF sees great importance in maintaining the armistice agreement between Israel and Syria from 1974,” the army said.
“The IDF will continue to uphold its principle of non-involvement in what is happening in Syria, alongside a policy of delivering a determined response to violations of the sovereignty of the State of Israel and threats to its citizens,” the IDF said.
The reinforcements were sent to the Israel Defense Forces’ 210th Bashan Division, which guards the Golan Heights.