Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tensions Increasing In Golan Heights: IDF Patrol Under Fire

The Golan Heights are most definitely heating up and this is yet another evolving story to keep an eye on:

IDF Patrol Comes Under Fire On Golan Heights

An army force on a routine patrol of the border with Syria on the Golan Heights came under fire and shot back at a group of unidentified suspects on the frontier.

There were no injuries among IDF soldiers in the incident.
IDF soldiers identified a group of suspects who had entered an unmanned military post along the Syrian-Israeli border.

The suspects did not cross the border fence, but were in Israeli territory when they attacked the IDF, an army spokeswoman said. The results of the return fire are not known at this stage.

The army has launched a search of the area.
The IDF has been placed on higher alert in light of the escalation in the Syrian civil war. Earlier on Tuesday, several stray mortar shells fired amid intense battles between the Syrian army and rebels exploded in Israeli territory on the northern Golan Heights.

Israeli residents reported hearing blasts throughout the day, though the IDF did not issue locals special safety instructions or reduce civilian movements on the Golan Heights.

Two Syrian gunmen, of unknown affiliation, infiltrated an unmanned IDF military outpost in the southern Golan Heights in the demilitarized zone Tuesday night. Shots were then fired at an IDF patrol approaching the area.

It was still unclear where the shots came from, with some reports indicating they came from Syria, where Assad forces were possibly targeting the gunmen, believed to be rebels.

“Earlier this evening, suspicious movement was spotted in an unmanned IDF position, east of the fence, in the southern Golan Heights. Shots were fired at the patrol which returned fire,” the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit told the Times of Israel.

The IDF reported that it had filed a complaint with the UN peacekeeping forces in the Golan and requested that they bring an end to the cross-border shelling.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Tuesday that Israel will not hesitate to respond to fire with fire. “Once attacks from Syria endanger us or violate our sovereignty — we will identify the source of fire and destroy it,” Ya’alon said.
“We have set up red lines to protect our interests,” he added.
In the past, Israel has shot missiles at Syrian army positions in response to other incidents of errant mortar fire.

“Israel has thus far shown maximum restraint and issued numerous warnings through UNDOF. However, the Israeli government will not allow its citizens to be the ongoing victims of these attacks and will continue to exercise its right to self-defense, as appropriate, and take all necessary measures to protect its population,” wrote Prosor.

He warned that these violations threaten to further destabilize the entire region.


Stephen said...

And yet, stocks CONTINUE to show
very LITTLE sign op dropping.
Dow down 32 points.

stocks REFUSE to drop....

and that is bullish.

It may be that the current Russian
exercise will come to nothing.
we will see.

but so far, Assad and Putin have
basically DONE NOTHING about the
5th of JUL incident.


until something REALLY happens, bulls will feed off of that....

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Stephen said...

Current indications show the AC
coming out of Turkey. UNKNOWN to
most was a midnite session of
parliment in Turkey that took
AWAY the last vistage of hope that
the military had of couping OUT

also, other legislation was PASSED
THAT SAME NITE that gave the
order of OBLIGATION to the military
of enforcing a role of International peace keeping.

what nite did this happen ??

in the wee hours of 13 JUL 2013 !!!! I have the article to prove it.....

go to >>>>>>>


AC will NO DOUBT come out of Turkey
as an ISLAMIC AC and probably hijack the UFM.....

the original SITE of the Dragon's throne is IN PERGANUM.....modern
day Turkey. This can be verified
ON LINE......check with Google if you wish......

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

David H said...

Irish Soldiers Set To Serve in Syria

The Government has approved a proposal for the deployment of a contingent of the Defence Forces to serve with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force in Syria.
The deployment was been requested by the UN.
It now requires Dáil approval for the troops to be sent to the Golan Heights buffer zone between Syria and neighbouring Israel.
The Irish soldiers are needed after the region became so volatile that Austria pulled its 350-strong UN force out.
They were withdrawn after fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad put them in danger.
Twenty Philippine soldiers who were part of the UNDOF mission were also kidnapped by a radical rebel group. They were later released.
As the crisis threatened the under-strength UN mission, which has been in the region since 1974, Fiji sent soldiers to bolster its numbers.
Now an Irish company of infantry troops using armoured cars, has been requested by UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Mr Ban is seeking to increase the mission’s defence capability in the 80km long zone.
Israel has warned it will defend the area if it is threatened by rebel groups.
The Dáil is set to agree deployment over the next 48 hours and Irish soldiers, who have vast experience in neighbouring Lebanon, will then prepare to head for the region.

Stephen said...

please go here >>>>>


there are now TEN OF THEM is that
correct ??

7 heads of state and 3 directors.

in the UFM Secretariat.......

BINGO !!!!

Stephen >>>>>>>>>>>