Israeli forces kill two in Syria’s Golan Heights

Israeli forces kill two in Syria’s Golan Heights
Sat Mar 29, 2014 21:06:54

Israeli troops have shot dead two men on the Syrian side of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in yet another act of provocation against Syria.

The Israeli military confirmed the report in a Friday statement on Twitter, claiming that the two men were apparently trying to cross the separating fence and “infiltrate” into the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights.

“The Israeli army opened fire, hits were confirmed,” added the military statement.

Over the past months, such instances of violence have been on the rise in the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory.

Last Wednesday, four Israeli troops were wounded in a bomb attack in the Golan Heights. Following the incident, the Israeli military pounded an army post near Syria’s southeastern town of Quneitra, killing and injuring nearly 10 people.

Also on March 5, at least seven Syrian security forces and several civilians were wounded in a number of attacks carried out by Israeli forces from the occupied Golan Heights.

Tel Aviv claimed its forces were trying to hit suspected militants attempting to plant an explosive device near the Syrian border.

The Israeli regime captured the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, although the move was never recognized by the international community and was a violation of international law.

The UN Security Council has rejected the de facto annexation in Resolution 497. The UN also regards the Golan Heights as an occupied territory.


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