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  8/29/2014, Elul 3, 5774

UN Chief Condemns Kidnapping of Peacekeepers in Golan


United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday “strongly condemned” the kidnapping of 43 peacekeepers from the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights, and called for their immediate release.

In a statement, Ban also condemned the restriction of movement of UNDOF peacekeepers by armed elements of the opposition in two positions in the vicinity of Ar Ruwayhinah and Burayqah.