Israel has claimed that Syrian troops fired on Israeli soldiers in the illegally occupied Syrian Golan Heights.
The UN’s 1000 strong force along the dividing line could not confirm the Israeli account.
More inexplicably, the gung-ho Occupation soldiers chose not to return fire. They claimed they were reparing a fence on the border of the occupied land. If that was the case, UNDOF peacekeepers would have needed to be present.
If the Israeli claims are true, it would be the first time in thirty years that the ceasefire has been breached (apart from the Israeli air-bombing of Damascus in 2003, and the Israeli car-bombing of Damascus in 2004).
Last year a Syrian was caught in the Occupied Syrian Golan by Israeli soldiers who claimed he was ‘tresspassing’ in their land.
Israel has lodged a complaint with the UN forces, but as the Lebanese will tell you, that wont achieve anything: Lebanon lodges complaints every time Israeli warplanes break the sound barrier over Beirut, Tripoli and other cities – it’s a noise which sounds like a bomb but only smashes windows.