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Golan Heights: Syrian infiltrates Israel

Defense sources say this isn't first time Syrian citizen tries to breach border; man questioned by security forces

Yoav Zitun
Published: 06.21.12, 22:49 / Israel News

A Syrian man infiltrated Israel via the northern Golan Heights and was caught near the border after touching the fence. IDF forces turned him over for questioning with security forces.


Sources in the defense establishment said this is not the first time this year that a Syrian citizen tries to infiltrate Israel via the Golan Heights.


Defense officials recently estimated that clashes in Syria could spill over to the border area and conjectured that Syrians may seek refuge in Israel.


The estimate was partly based on the violent protests on Nakba and Naksa days which saw Syrian and Lebanese citizens killed by IDF after breaching the border.


Maor Buchnik contributed to this report




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