Dozens of Israelis are gathering daily at vantage points on the Golan from where they can hear and sometimes catch a glimpse of the fighting between the Free Syrian Army and rebel forces, the Times of Israel has reported on Tuesday.
According to the report, Israeli tour group operators have already announced that the “Syrian crisis” will soon be added to their tour itineraries.
The Times of Israel says the sudden interest for the area started when images of Defense Minister Ehud Barak intensely observing the shelling Jobata Al Khashab across the border in Syria during a visit to the Golan Heights were broadcast on TV.
“In the days that have followed, a steadily increasing stream of Israelis armed with binoculars and cameras” have been visiting the area.
Israeli security forces reportedly said they were "doing their best" to keep the sightseers away from sensitive army installations along the border between the two countries.