Netanyahu says Islamists have taken over border area with Syria

The prime ministers says Israel will build a fortified fence for its protection: The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, announced the move four days after another barrier, aimed at keeping out illegal migrants from Africa, was completed along Israel's frontier with Egypt. "We intend to stretch an identical fence, with some necessary changes due to the different conditions, along the Golan Heights," he told the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting. "We know that on the other side of our border with Syria today, the Syrian army has backed off, and global jihad operatives have taken its place," Mr Netanyahu said. "We must therefore protect this border from infiltrations and terror, as we have successfully been doing along the Sinai border." Calling Mr Assad's regime "very unstable", he reiterated Israeli fears over Syria's chemical weapons arsenal falling into the hands of Islamist groups. "The question of chemical weapons here worries us and we are coordinating our...(Read Full Post)