Israel warns Syrians approaching Golan frontier

Israel has pledged a tougher response after Palestinians sent balloons and kites carrying petrol bombs over the border fence

The marchers waved white flags at Israeli soldiers as they walked toward the frontier in the Golan Heights, demanding protection from the relentless airstrikes, before they turned back.

The offensive has triggered the single biggest displacement of the war, with several hundred thousand people uprooted. Israel has refused to grant asylum to citizens of Syria, with which it is technically at war. "There are lots of Arab countries, rich countries".

Syrian Refugees march toward the Israeli Security fence demanding help.

"We don't want to hurt you".

By capturing the mountains that rise out of western Daraa's lowlands, the Syrian government and its allied militias are securing crucial vantage points for monitoring and striking at rebel forces positioned below, rebel commanders told Syria Direct.

An Israeli officer, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said such processions toward the fence had happened before: "It's their way of signalling they need new supplies".

A series of latest gains in the strategic southwestern province of Quneitra, which borders Jordan, Lebanon and the Golan Heights, have also put foreign-backed militancy under pressure across the region.

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The Russian-backed offensive has advanced swiftly, unopposed by President Bashar al-Assad's foreign adversaries. The United States, which once armed the southern rebels, told them not to expect it to intervene as the attack got underway last month.

Israel has warned Syria and its allies, Iran and Hezbollah, against deploying any forces in the zone, threatening a "harsh response".

In a video posted online by Syrian state-run TV channel Al-Akhbariya a-Souriya on Wednesday, a reporter is seen giving an interview from atop Tel al-Mal in Daraa's northwestern countryside.

Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the US-Turkey deal on Syria's northeastern Manbij city with his American counterpart Donald Trump over the phone, Turkey's presidential press office said on Monday.

It said the regime forces had taken control of Al Haara hill in the second day of a major offensive to seize remaining parts of southwest Syria in rebel hands that are close to the border with Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu huddled with President TrumpDonald John TrumpReporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he "disrespected" Trump with question Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack "ain't ever going to happen" MORE on Saturday to discuss Syria and Iraq ahead of the US president's planned summit with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

At least 14 people, including five children and some women, were killed when Syrian government forces dropped a barrel bomb on the village of Ain al-Tineh 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Golan frontier, according to UOSSM, a medical aid charity that operates in the area.

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