FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Israeli soldier on top a tank in position overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa, close the Israel-Syria border, near Alonei Habashan in Golan Heights. Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed clash with the region's strongest power. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Israeli soldier on top a tank in position overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa, close the Israel-Syria border, near Alonei Habashan in Golan Heights. Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed clash with the region's strongest power. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, an Israeli soldier on top a tank in position overlooking the Syrian village of Bariqa, close the Israel-Syria border, near Alonei Habashan in Golan Heights. Syrian rebels control almost all the villages near the frontier with the Israel-held Golan Heights, the Israeli defense minister said Wednesday, bringing the conflict dangerously close to the Jewish state and raising the possibility of an armed clash with the region's strongest power. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
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