Officer: ‘We are Preparing for Possibility of War’

Friday, June 29, 2012
By Paul Martin

By Gil Ronen
IsrealNationalNews.com
6/28/2012

“We are in preparations for the possibility of war and in the midst of deployment with the situation in Syria in mind,” a top IDF officer said Thursday, in a tour of the northern border with journalists.

The greatest challenge facing Division 36, which is placed in the Golan, is the possibility of facing a surprise attack, said the officer, Brig. Gen. Tamir Heiman, Commander of Division 36. “The biggest concern is a combined terror attack and we are preparing for this in the Golan area.”

The essential changes that have taken place in Syria provide the potential for a terror attack coming out of Syria and crossing the border, which has been very quiet in recent years.

“The Division is preparing itself accordingly, in the knowledge that a terror attack can take place without a prior alert or intelligence,” he said. “The lack of governance and loss of stability, with terror organizations potentially looking for new goals – is the greatest threat for the region.”

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