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Israel Demands UN Meet Their Obligations on the Golan

UNDOF peacekeepers on the Golan Heights.

UNDOF peacekeepers on the Golan Heights.
Photo Credit: UN photo / Wolfgang Grebien

Following the Syrian Rebel attack on the UN base at Quneitra on Thursday, that left a Philippine and an Indian Observer injured, Austria announced they are pulling out their UN Observers from the Golan mission. The pullout will happen within the month.

The Austrian Observers make up more than a third of the contingent, and have been one of the more important countries in the mission. Japan and Croatia already pulled out their people months ago. The UN is holding an emergency meeting on Friday to find replacement troops. Fiji said they might send troops.

Israel pointed out that, once again, the UN has proven unable to fulfill their mission.

Israel thanked the Austrians for their years of service as peacekeepers, but expressed regret at the decisions, and hoped that the border situation won’t escalate further as a result. Israel added that they expect the UN to meet their obligations, as per UN Security Council Resolution 350.

If the UN fails on the Golan, the buffer zone between Israel and Syria will disappear, and Israel could easily find themselves in a situation where they may need to fight the rebels, or move troops into the buffer zone on the Syrian side, something Israel does not want to have to do.

Minister Yuval Steinintz added, that the lesson is very clear, “In any peace agreement, Israel cannot rely on international forces, but only on IDF soldiers.” He added that South Lebanon, under the UN’s watch, now has 40,000 missiles embedded there pointed at Israel. The UN did nothing to stop it.

The UNDOF troops have been in place on the Golan since May 31, 1974, following the decision of UN Security Council Resolution 350. The observers were put into place as a result of Syria trying to recapture the Golan in 1973, after losing it in 1967, and following the increase in border attacks from Syria starting in March 1974.

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3 Responses to “Israel Demands UN Meet Their Obligations on the Golan”

  1. The trouble with the UN "troops" is that they don't fulfill their obligations to Israel. Sometimes being stationed there means that you have to shoot back and they don't,,,, ever.. They are not troops, they are targets but that's only my observation. Most people don’t know that Damascus Syria has historically remained inhabited from the time of it’s founding until today. Despite military losses it has always been populated. Yet Isaiah 17 states that God will take it away from being a city. That has not happened as of yet. If God chooses to use mans weapons of mass destruction as one of the tools to bring that about then today’s news concerning Assad should get you interested enough to take a longer look at Isaiah 17. I’m not saying it is, but it looks like it very well could be. In addition Iran continues determined in it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Yet here we are with the clock ticking. In July of 2012 I wrote a small book that lists some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: http://www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next.

  2. To me it appears the US and UN including the silly girl of 43 Samantha Powers are deliberately putting Israel in the line of fire from Syria, by not fulfilling UN obligations to keep peace on Borders. I would go as far as to say the current UN administration and Obama along with his new girl are indeed antisemitic. Let us hope Iran sets about dealing with the US. Russia is keeping a close eye on Syria, due to what is possible in Iran, however, if Iran goes for Saudi States first I doubt Russia will intervene, since it would be to her advantage. Israel can broke with China and Russia viz a viz oil. In order to prevent taking out Saudi States the US will either have to act or Russia and China will do so, thereby diminishing further the US influence world wide.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Look, lets be fare, what good has ever come out of Austria? they'r chicken ****, a bomb goes off and the run like hell….what a waste of space..

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