(TIMESOFISRAEL) — Israel’s envoy to the United Nations on Saturday lodged an official complaint with the Security Council on Friday over Tuesday’s cross-border fire from Syria and accused Damascus of attempting to incite a war with Israel.
Ambassador Ron Prosor wrote in his missive to the U.N. that the gunfire, which damaged an IDF vehicle on the Israeli side of the ceasefire line, was a “brazen contravention to international agreements” and a violation of the 1974 Israel-Syria Separation of Forces agreement. Syria claimed days after the incident that the vehicle was inside Syrian territory when its soldiers opened fire.
“This is the fifth time that Syrian forces have fired into Israel from this military outpost,” he wrote in the letter addressed to Security Council President Kodjo Menan, and called Monday’s incident “part of a disturbing pattern of events intended to spark provocation with Israel.”
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