The Sunday Times in London is reporting that Israel is considering the establishment of a security zone within Syrian territory, in order to prevent terrorists belonging to various Islamic organizations in Syria from attempting to attack Israel.
According to the report, the IDF presented a plan before Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for the construction of a security zone with a width of 16 kilometers into Syrian territory. The purpose of the plan is to ensure the safety of Israel’s Golan Heights and its northern region after the fall of the Assad regime in Syria. The newspaper further reports that if a decision is made for the construction of a security zone, the plan will be carried out in cooperation with local Syrian villages, in order to avoid hurting the local population.
The sources quoted in the report say that according to the plan, two IDF infantry brigades and a tank brigade are meant to be stationed in the new security zone. “If the Syrian instability persists, it seems that IDF forces will have to stay in the security zone that will be constructed for years,” said one of those close to those behind the plan that was submitted.
During the weekend, Syrian television published a video clip that it claims depicts the results of the attack attributed to Israel last week: