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Tensions remain high in Golan Heights

Tension remains high in the Golan Heights after IDF retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria

Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
Israeli soldiers on the border line with Syria at the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights overlooking the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012 near Alonei Habashan in the Golan Heights. Tension remains high in the disputed Golan Heights after Israeli Defence Forces retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria. (Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
Israeli soldiers during their morning prayer on November 13, 2012 near Alonei Habashan in the Golan Heights. Tension remains high in the disputed Golan Heights after Israeli Defence Forces retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria. (Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
Israeli soldiers during their morning prayer on November 13, 2012 near Alonei Habashan in the Golan Heights. Tension remains high in the disputed Golan Heights after Israeli Defence Forces retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria. (Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows the explosion of a shell in the air near the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012. Israeli troops fired tank shells into Syria, confirming 'direct hits' on the source of a mortar round that struck the Golan Heights as tensions flared along the ceasefire line. (AFP/Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
Israeli Merkava tanks take position in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights overlooking the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012. Israeli troops fired tank shells into Syria on November 12, confirming 'direct hits' on the source of a mortar round that struck the Golan Heights as tensions flared along the ceasefire line. (AFP/Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
An Israeli soldier looks on as he stands on the border with Syria at the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, overlooking the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012 in the Golan Heights. Tension remains high in the disputed Golan Heights after Israeli Defence Forces retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria. (Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
A picture taken from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows a UN armoured vehicle patrolling along the border with the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012. Israeli troops fired tank shells into Syria, confirming 'direct hits' on the source of a mortar round that struck the Golan Heights as tensions flared along the ceasefire line. (AFP/Getty Images)
Tensions remain high in Golan Heights
An Israeli Merkava tank releases white smoke as it maneuvers on the border line with Syria at the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, overlooking the Syrian village of Breqa on November 13, 2012 in the Golan Heights. Tension remains high in the disputed Golan Heights after Israeli Defence Forces retaliated after mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory from Syria. (Getty Images)