IDF unprepared for Syria border breach, despite intelligence tips

17.05.2011                      13.Ijar, 5771                      Tag 28 des Omer

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IDF unprepared for Syria border breach, despite intelligence tips

Sources in the Northern Command confirmed the existence of intelligence indicating that Nakba Day demonstrators planned to try to cross the border near Majdal Shams.

The army's deployment around the Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams on Sunday was insufficient in light of intelligence received by the Israel Defense Forces' Northern Command, officers serving along the northern border said yesterday.
Moreover, they said, incidents that had occurred in the area in previous days – well before hundreds of Palestinian residents of Syria mobbed the border on Sunday and broke through – similarly indicated the need for more troops, but were ignored. Specifically, one officer said, there had been a noticeable rise in infiltration attempts across the Syrian border in recent weeks….