Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak stated Wednesday during a military drill in the occupied Golan Heights that Israel is not interested in war with Syria and vice versa. "Israel is not interested in war with Syria, and we believe that Syria does not want war either," Barak was quoted as saying. "Therefore war shouldn't erupt," he added.
"We haven't trained enough for five years, and we now plan to train all the IDF's units," Barak conveyed, according to Ynet news.
On Tuesday, Israel Army GOC Northern Command Gadi Eizenkot said that the Syrian military is trying to send Israel the message that it is not interested in confrontation. "The Syrian army is trying to calm the sector down," said Eizenkot, during a visit to the Northern Command by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. "Syria is taking action in the field that is designed to signal to Israel that it is not interested in escalation."
Also Tuesday, the Syrian Vice President Farouq al-Shara stated that Damascus has no intention of waging war against Israeli to regain the occuoied Golan Heights.