Don't miss the inspiring speeches at The Jerusalem Post Conference
UN calls for Syrian parties to cease military action in Golan
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 26, 2014 04:47
Council urges Syrian army forces, opposition fighters to refrain from escalating tension in buffer zone between Israel, Syria.
UNDOF soldiers in Golan overlooking Syria

UNDOF soldiers in Golan overlooking Syria 370. (photo credit:REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

The United Nations Security Council called on Wednesday for Syrian military forces and opposition fighters engaged in the country's civil war to cease "military activity of any kind" in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel in the Golan Heights.

The council urged all warring parties engaged in Syria's three-year conflict to exercise restraint in order to prevent an escalation of tensions and potentially breaching the ceasefire between Israel and Syria.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



The 15-member council also resolved to extend until December 31 the UN mission monitoring the ceasefire between the two counties.

On Sunday, an anti-tank missile fired from inside Syria, hit a Israeli civilian vehicle, killing a 14-year-old boy and wounding two others.

Israel responded early on Monday to the cross-border missile attack with air strikes on targets belonging to the Syrian military.

Shelling from the Syrian civil war has often crossed the border onto the Golan, including what Israel has said were deliberate attacks on its military.

While the Syrian army has a presence on the Golan, some areas are controlled by rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad, including al-Qaida-inspired radicals such as Jabhat Al-Nusra and ISIS.

Yaakov Lappin contributed to this article.


Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Golan Heights
  • Syria
  • United Nations
  • Related Content
    Aleppo, Syria
    March 29, 2017
    US-Israeli activist raises funds for Syria via new taxi service

    By TAMARA ZIEVE

    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 15 - 29
      Beer Sheva
      15 - 24
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 16 - 23
      Jerusalem
      15 - 22
      Haifa
    • 21 - 30
      Elat
      15 - 26
      Tiberias