Lebanese security forces inspect car destroyed by bomb, March 17, 2014 in the Bekaa Valley on the border with Syria. Israel bombed Syria on March 19., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Foreign Ministry: Israeli new aggression is flagrant violation of Disengagement agreement and international law rules
Mar 19, 2014
Damascus, (SANA) Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a flagrant violation of disengagement agreement of 1974, UN charter and international law rules, Israeli occupation forces perpetrated Tuesday March 18th and Wednesday March 19th, 2014 a new aggression on a site inside Syrian territories under illusive and untrue pretexts that a mine went off to the south of Ain al-Tineh, near Sehita village.
The Israeli aggression claimed the life of one citizen and left 7 others injured causing large material damages and fires to the sites.
Foreign Ministry sent Wednesday two identical letters to UN Secretary General and President of Security Council saying that the Government of Syrian Arab Republic while putting those violations in front of the UN, it calls on Security Council to take necessary procedures to deter Israel from continuing its violations which constitute insolent violation of the Disengagement agreement and a direct support by Israel to the armed terrorist groups present in the disengagement zone and the surroundings.
It added "We affirm that Israel which was used to complain at Security Council even about the infiltration of a shepherd by mistake into the disengagement zone, it offers today direct and indirect support to the armed terrorist groups existing in the region through returning the injured terrorists after treating them to resume the killing and perpetrate crimes against the residents there."
"Syria again calls on Security council to impose implementation of its relevant resolutions particularly resolutions 338 and 497 which reject the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan and call upon Israel to withdraw from all occupied Arab lands including Syrian Golan to the line of June 4th 1967" Foreign Ministry said.
"Earlier, General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces said in a statement that this new aggression came in a bid to divert attention from the successive victories achieved by the Syrian Arab Army," particularly the "great achievement" in Yabroud city "which dealt a startling blow to the terrorist organizations and their backers, on top being the Zionist entity". The Command added that the aggression also aimed at "giving a dose of moral support to the terrorist gangs tumbling under the Syrian Arab Army's strikes".
It concluded by saying that while it stresses its resolve and determination to go ahead with its war against the terrorist organizations until eliminating them, "it warns that such desperate attempts at escalation and creating tension under these circumstances through repeating these aggressive acts would jeopardize the region's security and stability and make it vulnerable to all options."