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January 30, 2015 / 10 Shevat, 5775
 
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UN Warns Syria to End Fighting in Golan Heights

The United Nations Security Council has warned Syria to stop fighting its civil war in the Golan Heights.

The council adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning all sides in the war and warning the fighting must stop – at least in the Golan Heights, where military action now threatens to raise tensions with Israel.

The resolution, adopted unanimously in the chamber, reiterated a finding by U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon that spillover from the Syrian conflict into the buffer zone had jeopardized the cease fire between Syria and Israel. Both civilians and U.N. personnel are increasingly endangered by the situation, he found. The resolution also included an extension of the U.N. mission that provides military personnel to monitor the cease fire between Syria and Israel, until December 31.

Earlier this week, Syrian National Reconciliation Affairs Minister Ali Haidar told the Israeli Arab As-Sonara newspaper, “Whatever cease fire agreements there were in the past are now null and void as a result of the Israeli aggression. We have returned to a state of war.”

The statement came in the wake of an Israeli air strike fired in response to a Syrian anti-tank missile fired at a civilian water truck on the Israeli side of the border in the Golan Heights. A 13 year old Israeli boy died and three men – including the boy’s father — were wounded in the attack, which was unprovoked. The men were contractors working for Israel’s defense ministry making repairs near Tel Hazeka, along the border area.

“It is absolutely clear that the Syrian military is responsible for firing the anti-tank missile. Any violation of our sovereignty in the Golan Heights will be met with a powerful response against [Syrian President Bashar] Assad’s forces,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said.

About the Author: Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.


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13 Responses to “UN Warns Syria to End Fighting in Golan Heights”

  1. Or what will the Useless Nations do besides nothing.

  2. Lisa Kamins says:

    Fat chance they’ll listen

  3. Universal Nazis are Irrelevant

  4. Whoopie twang! Any chance of them agreeing?

  5. We own the Heights. Always have and always will. Shout out to Golani Brigade for keeping the world safe

  6. Mandy Jacobs says:

    You would think with all what’s happening in Syria that they wouldn’t think about the Golan Heights But no not them it goes to show you that there could never be peace with Barbarians let the world try and make peace with ISIS and then tell me that
    It’s Impossible the world should practice what it preaches to Israel good luck world .-)))

  7. Haleluiah…first time when un get a good decision,but i think bcz was to obvious

  8. Peter Resz says:

    What will the UN do to stop it? It is a toothless bottomless money pit. It should be disbanded and thrown into the garbage heap of history as we have done with the league of nations.

  9. The UN means what exactly? News clips and irrelevancy. It’s nice to see them not blame israel for a change- but still.

  10. Karen Bryant says:

    The U N is a joke .

  11. Haley Chace says:

    Yeah as usual. … Blah Blah Blah… About as meaningful as Spit in the Wind!

  12. Do not let the UN move into the Heights. Keep them on Syrian territory.

  13. Voted to warn them? How about voted to loose a TOT artillery barrage on them?

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