An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade armoured corps exercise on Wednesday. The Golan, seized by Israel from its Arab neighbour in the 1967 Six-Day War, has been mostly quiet since the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Tension, however, has risen since the 2011 start of the conflict in Syria between rebels and regime forces.
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Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on Thursday near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tensions are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention in Syria
Israeli soldiers inspect the machine gun of a Merkava tank stationed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights along the border with Syria, on Wednesday. Gunmen from Syria infiltrated a disused army outpost in the area just beyond the ceasefire line, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. The incident came a day after several mortar rounds hit the Israeli side of the Golan, causing fires to break out as Syrian rebels battled regime forces near the Quneitra crossing. Read more
Israeli soldiers of the Golani Brigade on Wednesday gather during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria.
An Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade covers himself in a prayer shawl as others gather for the morning prayer before a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria on Tuesday.