This is a place of conflict. Conflict in the past, and likely conflict in the future.
We were brought to an outpost that looks over the natural path for an invasion of Israel from Syria. It was used in 1948, 1967, and 1973. The last actual conflict occurred in 1974. Yet, the Golan Height title implies tension 24/7.
Golan Heights is a place of cherries, Druze bread, and a cool breeze.
The echoes of violence is still present. It brought forth a feeling that I haven’t really felt since the DMZ in Korea in 1973.
The tension of waiting for something to happen. How will I react, will my training overcome my fear?
Looking out towards the cease fire line lets you know exactly where it is. It’s called the Green Line because the Israelis farm the land right up to the fence of No Man’s Land. On the Syrian side there is nothing but mine fields, desert, and scrub brush.
It is a depressing sight.