UN: Syria rebels seize about 20 Golan Heights peacekeepers near Israel border
United Nations confirms in response to YouTube video posted on Wednesday; one of the rebels in the video says convoy would not be released until Assad forces withdraw from the village of Jamla; Security Council demands immediate release of peacekeepers.
The United Nations said about 20 peacekeepers had been detained by armed fighters in the Golan Heights on the border between Syria and Israel on Wednesday and that it has sent a team to resolve the situation.
The full text is available for subscribers & registered users.
Haaretz.com, the online edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.
Haaretz.com provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including defense, diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli conflict,
the peace process, Israeli politics, Jerusalem affairs, international relations, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
the Israeli business world and Jewish life in Israel and the Diaspora.