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Israeli Tank Violated Demilitarized Zone In Southern Syria To Hide Traces Of Support For Rebels (Photos)

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Israeli Tank Violated Demilitarized Zone In Southern Syria To Hide Traces Of Support For Rebels (Photos)

Click to see full-size image. © SPUTNIK . ALI HASSOUN

A Merkava battle tank of the Israeli military crossed the separation line in southern Syrian governroate of al-Quneitra then entered the U.N. controlled demilitarized zone on May 1.

The Russian news agency Sputnik said that units of the U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) surrounded the Israeli tank to prevent any further escalation.

“The area to which the Israeli force has advanced within the demilitarized zone is a special area of the UNDOF within the red line,” a source in the U.N. told the Russian agency.

From its side, the SAA established a closed military zone in the area where the violation took place, which is known as Bauabat al-Shuhar. Several army units close to the area were reportedly put on high alert.

The demilitarized zone was established in the southern part of al-Quneitra by the U.N. in 1974 under the Agreement on Disengagement between Israel and Syria. Last year, units of the Russian Military Police joined the UNDOF in the zone following the liberation of the area from terrorist groups.

U.N. sources told Sputnik that the Israeli tank was likely covering engineer units working to close an illegal route, which was opened by the Israeli military and terrorist groups in the early years of the conflict. According to the sources, the route was used to ship weapons and supplies to terrorist groups in Syria and to transport injured militants to Israeli hospitals.

While these claims have not been confirmed yet, Israel had indeed armed and supported armed groups in the southern part of Syria for years, according to several previous reports.

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  • Hasbara Hunter
    • Rob

      Jews and their financiers like America etc are terrorists and Trump is their leader.

  • Rob

    Jews do this shit in every single country to hide their own terrorist activities.

  • Xoli Xoli

    ISIS= Israel Secret Intelligence Service

  • Xoli Xoli

    Just bomb Israel cities for any violation of Israel.Kill lots of Israelis because of their murderous government irresponsible behavior.

    • Scott

      And to escalate the situation which is what Israel wants. Good thought though.

  • Pave Way IV

    UNDOF and UNIFIL = useless. Your ‘guarding Israel’s Golan war booty’ mission has finished. Good job, now go home. Everyone knows Israel/US only agree with and obey the UN when it benefits Israel, and ignores any UN opposition to Israel/US repeated land/oil/water theft or ethnic cleansing schemes. Your ‘separation of forces’ efforts there worked to prevent direct ground battles at the time, but hasn’t stopped the Syrian-Israeli-US war one bit – it just went around/over you. Stop pretending you still matter.

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      Thank you for those details. I am trying to think of something of write that he would be interested to read.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    What kind of rebel activity was the MBT trying to hide?
    And by the way, an MBT cant hide, so using an MBT for a “clandestine” mission is stupid to assume.
    Israel knew that the MBT would be spotted and make headlines, even though they would be small.

    It more looks like a divertion, not an operation in it self.
    Or it could be some driver falling asleep at the wheel.