Archive: 8/14/2011
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  8/14/2011, Av 14, 5771

IDF Plants Mines Along Syrian Border


As reported in B'Machana, the Israeli Defense Force has planted mines along the border with Syria. The preparations are being made in case residents of Syria use the Palestinian Authority's bid for statehood in September as an opportunity to storm the borders. Mines were laid across the perimeter fence, within the Israeli side of the border. Maj. Ariel Illouz of the engineering corps stated that the mines, combined with IDF troops, would prevent border crossing by masses of people.