Now that President Bashar Assad regained control of the Syrian Golan Heights, Jerusalem asks U.N. to increase size of UNDOF force from 1,000 to 1200-1300 peacekeepers.
• Remember: UNDOF retreated from Syria in 2014 after peacekeepers were kidnapped by an al Qaida force.
By Lilach Shoval
Israel has asked the United Nations to reinstate its Disengagement Observer Force on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights border, outgoing Northern Command Chief of Staff Brig. Gen. Asher Ben-Lulu has confirmed to Israel Hayom.
UNDOF peacekeepers were first deployed on both sides of the Golan Heights border in 1974 as part of the Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria after the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Continue Reading »