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United Nations - UN: Unable To Verify Syria Complaint About Israel, Cites Bad Weather

Published on: January 31, 2013 01:15 PM
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File photo of an Israeli Air Force F-16I jet fighter takes off at the Ramon Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. EPA/JIM HOLLANDERFile photo of an Israeli Air Force F-16I jet fighter takes off at the Ramon Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER

United Nations - U.N. peacekeepers in a demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel were unable to verify a Syrian complaint that Israeli planes had flown over the Golan Heights area, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

“UNDOF (the peacekeeping mission) did not observe any planes flying over the area of separation and therefore was not able to confirm the incident. UNDOF also reported bad weather conditions,” U.N. spokesman Eduardo del Buey told reporters.

But Ban Ki-moon expressed “grave concern” over the reports that Israeli jets bombed a convoy near the Lebanese border, apparently hitting weapons destined for Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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“The Secretary-General notes with grave concern reports of Israeli air strikes in Syria,” Ban’s press office said in a statement. “The Secretary-General calls on all concerned to prevent tensions or their escalation ... and to strictly abide by international law, in particular in respect of territorial integrity and sovereignty of all countries in the region.”


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 Jan 31, 2013 at 01:29 PM rebchuna Says:

So many ppl dying in syria, the idf makes a small trip to hold back weapons that will kill jews & the world goes nuts

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 01:38 PM Liepa Says:

Ban ki mood, di oopgarisenna lemech, people are dying in Syria, as we speak and you're worried about what precisely? You fool ben fool!

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 01:47 PM RebKlemson Says:

ban ki-moon doesnt mind the 60,000 dead syrians though

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 01:52 PM kahans Says:

Reply to #1  
rebchuna Says:

So many ppl dying in syria, the idf makes a small trip to hold back weapons that will kill jews & the world goes nuts

the problem is that it is big news that Unable To Verify Syria Complaint About Israel, Cites Bad Weather,
but that people getting killed in Syria the UN dosent know about that.

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 02:53 PM NotSoFrum Says:

maybe they conveniently looked the other way because Israel is doing what the rest of the world doesn't have the guts to do, but needs to do......bad weather is a convenient (and welcomed) excuse. Agree with the other Syrian comments.

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 04:43 PM targetcapital Says:

This goes well with the UN not counting 60,000+ people killed, as only sleeping. The end will be that Israel will once again be condemned. To be honest for me the UN mission is a joke,and it is time that it closes.

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 Jan 31, 2013 at 07:11 PM Anon Says:

You are all wrong about Ban Ki-Moon and Syria. He has forcefully condemned the massacre of 60,000 people. However, Russia and China sit on the Security Council and are using their veto power to block any resolutions or actions, so there's nothing he, or the UN can do.

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