Israeli envoy to UN sends letters decrying border violence

NEW YORK – Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Meron Reuben sent two letters to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the Security Council on Monday, lodging formal complaints as to incidents Sunday on the Israel-Syria border and on the Israeli-Lebanon border.
Reuben wrote that on Sunday, a group of “hundreds of individuals” in Syria tore down the Alpha Fence, “in breach of the agreed disengagement line between Israel and Syria.” In Majdal Shams, the demonstrators carried out “a violent demonstration against Israel Defense Forces,” Reuben wrote.