UN Observer Force crying over Hezbullah deaths
The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights says that Israel carried out Sunday's strike with drones (not helicopters as previously reported) and says that the strike violated the disengagement agreement
The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in the Golan Heights
released an official statement on Monday describing its troops' witness
accounts of the incident. According to the statement, the observers saw
two unmanned aircraft coming in from the Israeli side of the border and
crossing the demilitarized zone at UN position number 30 near the
village Masada in the northern Golan Heights.
The peacekeepers "observed two unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAVs) flying from the Alpha side and crossing the ceasefire
line," UNDOF said in its statement, referring to the Israeli side of the
The UN observers lost sight of the aircraft as
their approached the UN position, the statement said, and an hour later
saw smoke arising from the general direction of the position. The origin
of the smoke could not be identified, the statement added.
Soon after the observers saw the UAVs flying in
from the area of Position 30 and over the Jabbata crossing of the
"This incident is a violation of the 1974 Agreement
on Disengagement between Israeli and Syrian forces," the UN said in its
Before the UN criticizes Israel, it needs to ask itself what Iranian and Hezbullah forces are doing in the Golan. The only Syrian forces in the area - the rebels - are apparently AOK with what happened.
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