Soldiers are providing security for contract workers building the border fence with electronic sensors between the two countries, Ynetnews.com said Sunday. The fence is just one of a number of measures taken by Israel to prepare for various scenarios Israel could be confronted with in a post-Bashar Assad era, the Israeli news website said.
The army is concerned the contract workers may be targeted, or of possible infiltration attempts or bomb attacks, in addition to cross-border mortar fire that has occurred a number of times in recent months, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Radical rebels have taken control of a number of Syrian villages close to Israel's border and the area has become the scene of intense fighting between rebel and pro-regime forces, the Post said, quoting recent Israeli security evaluations.
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