IDF tank fires 2nd ‘warning shot’ in response to Syrian 1974 ceasefire violation

Tension escalates in the northern Golan as IDF tank fires a second ‘warning shot’ at a Syrian military position along its border after spotting construction work that’s in violation to the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.

By Yoav Zitun

 

An IDF tank fired another warning shot on a Syrian military position Sunday evening in the northern Golan Heights, a day after another tank opened fire near the Druze village of Hader in Syria as Israel discovered the Syrian army was conducting construction along their border.

IDF tanks in the Golan Heights – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF says Syria violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement on the Golan Heights by using heavy tools to fortify a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries.

In response, the IDF says it complained to the United Nations peacekeeper force station on the Golan and fired a tank shell as a warning.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said earlier this week that the IDF had deployed tanks on the slopes of Mount Hermon to fulfill this intention of defending the settlement.

The same Israeli armored force was the one to fire at the outpost the Syrian army was trying to recapture in the strip adjacent to the border fence—through which the car carrying an explosive charge into Hader infiltrated the village earlier this month.

 

View original Arutz Sheva publication at:
https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5045106,00.html

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