Lieberman: Israel Is Ready To Reopen Al-Quneitra Crossing With Syria

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Lieberman: Israel Is Ready To Reopen Al-Quneitra Crossing With Syria

Al-Quneitra Crossing, by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)

On September 27, Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel is ready to reopen the crossing between the Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra and the occupied Golan Heights.

“The fact that we have come here, to Alpha Gate, and as far as we are concerned UNDOF forces have begun to operate and patrol with the Israeli military’s assistance, says that we are ready for the crossing to reopen,” Liberman told reporters during a visit to the crossing, according to the Reuters news agency.

The crossing was established following the U.N. sponsored 1974 “agreement on disengagement” between Syria and Israel in order to allow Syrian citizens on both sides to move freely. The U.N. Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) is responsible for managing the crossing.

In June of 2013, the crossing was closed following an attack by the al-Qaeda branch in Syria, the al-Nusra Front, and its allies from the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA). Back then, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured the crossing within days. However, the militants captured it again a year later.

The SAA recaptured the crossing for the second time earlier this year during its large-scale military operation in southern Syria. Following that, the UNDOF was redeployed in the demilitarized zone along with units of the Russian Military Police. However, the crossing is still closed.

Liberman said that “the ball is in the Syrian court” now. However, it is still unclear if the Damascus government is willing to open the crossing amid the current tensions in the region.

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  • potcracker2588

    and iam ready to cut off your head and piss down your throat u fucking satanic murdering jew

    • Concrete Mike

      Duke nukem style

  • Smaug

    Dear South Front: Remember when the Battle of Yarmouk was wrapping up and you predicted that next was the Golan?

    • Concrete Mike

      Dear zionist apologist.

      Have you ever heard of conditions on the ground changing?

      Maybe it was the case temporarily in may, but not anymore.

      Your attempt to discredit SF is poor.

      You write well, but sometimes…your agenda is too obvious

      • Smaug

        No, I say this because during his live streem the man that is South Front said that he thought “the Golan will be next, because Israel is The Occuppier…”

        Also, all these neo-Nazis were declaring an SAA offensive on the Golan was imminent over and over during the Battle of Daraa. Fact is, the supposed Golan offensive has been cancelled all but in rhetoric since 1973. You borrowing my terminology means nothing to me.

        • Smaug

          BTW, hasn’t such an offensive been this circlejerk’s primary wet dream since day 1? Now you intend to tell me such a thing was never considered feasible?

    • 1691

      SF: we lied about the timing. It is not cancelled yet.

      • Smaug

        Do you have any idea when the last time it wasn’t on permanent hold? It was 1973.

        • 1691

          Patience, please.

    • PZIVJ

      You may be confusing SF material with the post you read.
      Was it Rob’s material you where reading. LOL

      • Smaug

        No, I distinctly recall during a live streem the man that is South Front said that he thought “the Golan will be next, because Israel is The Occuppier…”

        Also, all these neo-Nazis were declaring an SAA offensive on the Golan was imminent over and over during the Battle of Daraa.

        • PZIVJ

          Do not follow live stream.
          I recall the comments about Golan at the time, and paid them no heed.
          Some are dreamers wishing for the “best” outcome ??

          • Smaug

            Please, you’re just assuming I won’t take the time to sort through weeks old comments to debunk that.

          • Sinbad2

            No do it, show me your not inventing things

    • Sinbad2

      Rubbish, your imagining things.
      If you are right, link to the story?

  • Aen RaBeon

    Try to protect and first to be at the last line is all they can do .

  • Sinbad2

    Israel will use the crossing to spy and commit terror attacks in Syria.
    It’s time Golan returned to Syrian rule. Israel cannot be allowed to keep stealing land from its neighbours and using the UN as cover.

    • Thunder

      i agree but also movement of troops and supplies i see too should check under the crossing too

  • Rob

    Nobody listen to child butcher.

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    WTF?

    Israel bombs Syrian position and then it says it wants to open the crossing.

    What are they smoking?