Israeli envoy to UN: Condemn Syria for border violation

By JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
July 17, 2013 02:11

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, urged the Security Council to condemn the mortar fire from Syria atop the Golan Heights.

The incident occurred hours before which Israeli soldiers came under fire from armed Syrians who wandered into an unmanned military position near the Israel-Syria border on the Golan Heights.

Prosor demanded the Security Council issue a resolution against what he called "the Syrian government's grave violation of the Separation of Forces Agreement."

"The fasting and prayers of thousands of Israelis commemorating the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av were interrupted by a barrage of mortar shells fired from Syria," the ambassador said. "At the same time, and in a grave violation of the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement, tanks, trucks and armored vehicles belonging to Syrian government forces entered the buffer zone."


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