Amid Syria tension, IDF chief tours Golan border area

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot looks over the Israel-Syria border on Wednesday. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot toured the Golan Heights region on Wednesday, including the Mount Hermon area that overlooks Syria.

Eizenkot was briefed on the ongoing Syrian civil war and its security implications for Israel. A number of high-ranking IDF officers, including GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, accompanied Eizenkot on his tour of the Golan.

Just last week, the IDF struck more than a dozen Syrian military targets in response to rockets fired from Syria into northern Israel by the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad terrorist group. The cell that fired the rockets was also targeted and eliminated by the IDF.

Posted on August 27, 2015 .