UN chief warns Syria over Golan incursions

Click photo to download. Caption: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon accused Syria of “serious violations” of the 1974 UN ceasefire resolution between Israel and Syria in the Golan Heights, the Associated Press reported.

Syria forces in pursuit of rebels have recently fired several times into Israeli territory, drawing limited Israeli retaliation. The UN maintains more than 1,000 peacekeepers in the region known as UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

“I am concerned that the presence of armed members of the opposition and the ongoing military activities of the Syrian security forces have the potential to ignite a larger conflict between Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic with grave consequences,” Ban said. 

Posted on December 4, 2012 .