IDF Reinforces Israel-Syria Border Fence Following Riots

Today, Golan Brigade Commander Colonel Eshkol Shukron addressed recent changes made along Israel-Syria border.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has completed the installation of a sturdier border fence along the Israel-Syria border as a measure to prevent future illegal infiltrations into Israeli territory and uphold the security of Israel’s northern residents.

In May 2011 as part of the “Nakba Day” riots, Palestinians from Syria illegally crossed into Israel, violating Israeli sovereignty. Infiltrators from Syria attempted to break through the border fence on two occasions, but only succeeded the first time.

IDF soldiers prepare for expected "Naqsa Day" riots in Majdal Shams near the Israeli-Syrian border.

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