The today called to service 2000 reservists in what is defined as a “sudden drill”.
The reservists will be in northern Israel until the end of the week.
The Israeli Defense Forces () are on the highest alert today as the civil war in moved to another “dangerous phase”.
The main Israeli concern is the huge stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction () owned by the Assad regime.
The alert has put the Israeli Airforce () on the highest alert with a “massive array” of sensors directed to the suspected areas.
According to reports from, at least one such weapon was used a few days ago in clashes between army and rebel forces.
The United States said it was evaluating allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria, but dismissed charges that the opposition had used such weapons in the two-year-old conflict.
The IDF officially announced that at least in one instance, on March 19, the Syrian used chemical weapons against civilians.
The Syrian government and rebels accused each other of launching a deadly chemical attack near the northern city of Aleppo.
Israel has been following the “Moves” of the Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in recent months.
Sources in theexpressed a deep concern about the Syrian stockpile of chemical warfare materials and said that any sign of an intention to use it against Israel will be met with a “fierce reaction”
The Syrian army has a big stockpile of weapons of mass destruction () and Israeli intelligence sources said in the past that some were put in warheads of the Syrian Scud-D ballistic missiles.