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  3/8/2013, Adar 26, 5773

Israel Asked UN Not to Remove Forces from the Golan


Israel has approached the UN and UNDOF (the multinational force charged with monitoring the ceasefire between Israeli and Syrian troops on the Golan Heights), requesting that the forces’ activity not be impaired due to the kidnapping of 21 peacekeepers by Syrian rebels.

According to a report on the Israel Defense website on Thursday, Israel also requested that the forces not be removed or their numbers reduced due to the kidnapping incident, which is considered UNDOF’s most serious since its establishment.