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Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria observe Syrian territory from Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

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Israeli soldiers deployed on the border with Syria keep watch from the Israeli side of the border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams on Wednesday in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan Heights wounded four of its soldiers.

Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. Hezbollah says Israel carried out an airstrike targeting its positions in Lebanon near the border with Syria earlier this week, claiming it caused damage but no casualties. The Wednesday statement was the group's first acknowledgement of the reported Monday night airstrikes.

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Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade with prayer shawls after night training near the border with Syria in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Hezbollah says Israel conducted an airstrike targeting its positions in Lebanon near the border with Syria this week, claiming it caused damage but no casualties.

An Israeli soldier sleeps in a bunker in a training area in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights during a brigade Armoured Corps Exercise on October 16, 2013. 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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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.

 Israeli soldiers during a military exercise on August 29, 2013 near the border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. Tension's are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria.

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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...Israeli soldiers inspect the machine gun of a Merkava tank stationed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights along the border with Syria on July 17, 2013. Gunmen from Syria infiltrated a disused army outpost in the Israeli-occupied area of the Golan Heights just beyond the ceasefire line, a military spokeswoman said. The incident came a day after several mortar rounds hit the Israeli side of the Golan, causing several fires to break out along the ceasefire line as Syrian rebels battled regime forces near the Quneitra crossing.  AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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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 gather during training in  the Israeli controlled Golan Heights

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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, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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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.