“Israel” to UN: Not to Stand Idle as Syria War Spills over
“Israel” warned the UN Security Council on Monday that it could not be expected to “stand idle” as Syria’s crisis spills over to the Zionist entity.
According to Ynet daily, “Israeli” UN Ambassador Ron Prosor wrote to the 15-member council to complain about shells from Syria landing in the Occupied Palestinian territories.
“”Israel” cannot be expected to stand idle as the lives of its people are being put at risk by the Syrian government’s reckless actions,” Proser wrote, and claimed that “”Israel” has shown maximum restraint thus far.”
He further stated: He added, “Firing on “Israel” is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between “Israel” and Syria.”
“These incidents have the potential to incite an already tense region. “Israel” will not stand by while its lives are at risk from reckless behavior in Syria.”
Earlier, the so-called “Israeli” Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Yaalon said that “Israel” is closely monitoring the battlefronts in Syria,” but reiterated that “Israel” does not wish to be involved in Syria’s civil war.
“We are monitoring the situation closely. As long as it does not threaten us, we will not intervene. At this stage we don’t see any threat,” he said.
For his part, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, president of the Security Council for March, said the security situation between Syria and “Israel” was also being threatened by “a very new and dangerous phenomenon of armed groups operating in a so-called area of separation in the Golan Heights between Syria and Occupied Palestine.
“Israel” occupied the Syrian Golan Heights since 1967.
“It’s something which potentially can undermine security between Syria and “Israel”,” Churkin told reporters, adding that the UN peacekeeping force, known as UNDOF, was unable to cope with the situation.
“Unfortunately there is nothing in the UNDOF mandate that allows them or equips them to deal with that situation because they are unarmed observers,” Churkin said.
Croatia’s government said on Thursday that it planned to pull out of UNDOF as a precautionary step following media reports that Croatian arms were being sent to Syrian rebels. Croatia has 98 troops in the 1,000-strong force.
Source: News agencies, Edited by moqawama.org