The Israel Defense Forces decided on Thursday to station additional infantry, artillery, and tank forces in the north, as well as to shorten the Israel Air Forces’ mandatory response time.

The decision comes in the wake of the attack in Syria on Sunday that has been attributed to Israel.

The IDF has taken a series of steps in case there are repercussions on the northern border, including sending additional troops and stationing additional Iron Dome batteries in the area. Northern towns will see an increased presence of IDF patrols, too. […]