Syria takes Israel’s Golan attack to UN

Syria takes Israel’s Golan attack to UN
Thu Mar 6, 2014 16:05:19

Syria has filed an official complaint to the United Nations over a recent Israeli attack in the occupied Golan Heights, for Tel Aviv’s direct support for militants in Syria.

In the complaint, addressed in separate official letters to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the president of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Syria emphasized that the aggression showed that the Israeli regime was directly involved in backing the militant groups operating inside Syria against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

The formal letters also condemned the Israeli attack as flagrant violation of the disengagement agreement of 1974, the UN Charter and the international law, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported on Thursday.

“The government of Syrian Arab Republic, while submitting those events to [the] Security Council, calls on it to condemn the Israeli aggression as a violation of the disengagement agreement and international law… as well as… a state of disorder in the disengagement zone and its surroundings,” the Syrian complaint included.

According to SANA, Israeli forces fired four missiles during the early hours of Wednesday from al-Sateh hill and al-Khwein in Golan toward the al-Hamidiyeh area in Syria.

The Israelis later launched four tank shells towards the Syrian territory.

“This aggression stresses once again reality of the Zionist entity’s direct involvement in backing and supporting terrorist groups and proves beyond any doubt the extent of existing coordination between Zionist enemy and those groups,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in the complaint letters.

Syria sank into war in March 2011 when pro-reform protests turned into a massive insurgency following the intervention of Western and regional states.

The unrest, which took in terrorist groups from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, has transpired as one of the bloodiest conflicts in recent history.


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