Israeli military sources are claiming that a Fatah gunman has crossed from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. They claim he wanted to abduct an IDF soldier and take him into Syria.
The man, who is said to be of Palestinian origin, from the Yarmuk refugee camp in Southern Damascus, has now been arrested.
The reports haven’t been confirmed by an independent agencies, and could be Israeli troublemaking at a delicate time. Syria recently reiterated its offer to return to the negotiating table over the Golan.
There has been almost no tension on the Golan border since Kissinger negotiated a armastice almost thirty years ago. In 2003 Israeli soldiers fired across the blue line to kill a Syrian soldier. The incident before that was in 1991 when Syrian soldiers killed an IDF soldier.