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Three Syrian tanks enter Golan Heights buffer zone
Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/3/2012 | Yaakov Lappin

Posted on 11/03/2012 10:37:49 AM PDT by mojito

Three Syrian tanks entered the demilitarized zone on the Golan Heights on Saturday afternoon.

The IDF was waiting for the United Nations' Disengagement Force on the Golan Heights to oversee the withdrawal of the tanks. Related:

The tanks, which were involved in heavy clashes with Syrian rebels, encroached the decades-old ceasefire agreement between Jerusalem and Damascus.

The vehicles entered Beit Ajam, which is close to an IDF position on the border. Earlier on Saturday, local residents near the Syrian border reported hearing heavy exchanges of fire between the Syrian army and rebels.

Israel lodged a complaint with the United Nations over the ceasefire violation. The defense establishment has concluded, however, that the tank movement is linked to the Syrian civil war and not intended as an act of aggression against Israel.

Nevertheless, the IDF raised its alert level in the Golan Heights region.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; golanheights; israel; syria; waronterror
We'll see if this heats up or cools down.
1 posted on 11/03/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

If those tanks don’t move it will heat up a few thousand degrees for them.

2 posted on 11/03/2012 10:42:05 AM PDT by TigersEye ( - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

Looks like it got pretty hot on the Syrian side and they needed a sanctuary to cool off

3 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:06 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: mojito

” Israel lodged a complaint with the United Nations”

Yeah, that’ll work.

4 posted on 11/03/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: mojito
...little by little...probing here, probing there - testing the Israelis. So, the Syrians are pursuing the rebels...into Israel? Israel, stay alert Israel and get ready to reduce the T-72s or T-80’s to ash...
5 posted on 11/03/2012 11:03:14 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Netz

Israel didn’t want to destroy Syrian tanks. Israel may view Assad as a son of a bitch, but the one they can live with. If the radical Sunni Muslims take over Syria, there’ll be major problems for Israel in the near future.

6 posted on 11/03/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: lowbridge

They mat as well have lodged that complaint with a Holiday Inn, A real Lodge.

9 posted on 11/03/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: mojito

Buff ‘em

10 posted on 11/03/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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