SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Israel-Syria frontier - April 24, 2013

1. Wide of Golan Heights with snow-capped mountain range in background

2. Mid of bird coasting in the air

3. Pan right from Israeli army post to border with Syria

4. Mid Israeli of army post

5. Wide of syrian flag waving as ssen from Israeli-controlled terrtory

6. Zoom out shot of mosque in Syrian village as seen from Israeli-controlled terrtory

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Gal Hirsch / Reserve Israeli general

"This area became a huge ungoverned area and inside an ungoverned area many, many players want to be inside and want to play their own role and to work for their own interests. Here syria became a place that we see as a big threat to Israel and that is why we started to work in the last two years on a strong obstacle, on our infrastructure, in order to make sure that we will be ready for the future and the future is here already."

8. Tracking shot of security fence along frontier with Syria

9. Tilt down of fence being welded

10. Mid on man welding fence

11. More of construction on fence

12. Wide of army jeep driving by fence

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Gal Hirsch / Reserve Israeli general

"We must be ready for turbulence, we must be ready for the Iranian involvement inside Syria. we must be ready to be able to fight against radical fundamental activities that will come from Syria and that is what we are doing here."

14. Wide of Israeli military drill

15. Close up on soldier looking through binoculars

16. Soldier as seen from behind looking over border with binoculars

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

For four decades, this has been the Israeli view of Syria: sweeping green fields and snowcapped mountains. Despite an official state of war, quiet has prevailed.

But those days are coming to an end. Syrian villages along the frontier are now the site of daily battles between the regime and rebels seeking to oust President Bashar Assad. The civil war has already killed more than 70,000 in two years.

Israel is taking note. Several mortar shells and bullets have already stuck it. The military is on its highest state of alert since the 1973 Mideast war.

SOUNDBITE: Gal Hirsch, reserve Israeli general:

"Syria became a place that we see as a big threat to Israel and that is why we started to work in the last two years on a strong obstacle, on our infrastructure, in order to make sure that we will be ready for the future and the future is here already."

So it's building a sophisticated new fence to block infiltrations and keeping a close eye on the villages changing hands between the warring parties.

STANDUP - on camera:

"For the past 40 years the Israeli and Syrian frontier here behind me has been the quietest of all Israel's fronts, a place that drew more tourists even than soldiers. But the Israeli military now fears all that could change, with the bloody Syrian civil war getting closer day by day."

Assad is a bitter enemy, but Israel fears that whoever succeeds him could be far more dangerous.

SOUNDBITE: Gal Hirsch, reserve Israeli general:

"We must be ready to be able to fight against radical fundamental activities that will come from Syria and that is what we are doing here."

Israel's main concern is that they could put their hands on Syria's large stockpile of chemical weapons and turn this tranquil landscape into a deadly battleground.

Aron Heller, The Associated Press, On the Golan Heights