Israel Complains to UN About Syrian Civil War Spillover
Israel has filed a formal complaint with the United Nations about the military spillover over the northern border from Syria's civil war.
Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor wrote a scathing letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, deeply critical of three tanks that crossed into the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel last week.
The missive also complained formally about Syrian gunfire that struck an Israeli military jeep on Monday evening during a routine patrol.
Prosor said that while Israel continues to act with restraint, such activities could cause instability in the region.
Over the summer, Israel's Deputy U.N. Ambassador Haim Waxman filed a complaint alleging that Syrian forces had crossed the border into the Golan Heights.
Waxman wrote to Ban complaining that during the fighting between troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces at Jubta al-Hasheb, Syrian Army regulars crossed the 1974 Armistice Line.