An Israeli citizen crossed the border into Syria in the Golan Heights region on Saturday. IDF forces called to the border fence identified the man as a 37-year-old resident of Kfar Qassem after finding his car.
The IDF said he is still in Syria and may be returned to Israel soon.
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The man's family said he was mentally unstable. "They publically stated that he traveled to Syria to tell Assad to stop massacring his people," Golan District Police chief Yossi Katab said.
The man had apparently left his car near the border and crossed the fence into Syria.
On the other side of the border, Bashar Assad's army and rebel forces continue to battle each other. More than 44,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting.
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