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UN Pulls Troops from Syrian Golan Heights (2 articles)

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UN Pulls Troops from Syrian Golan Heights – Joshua Mitnick
(dailyalert.org, Sept. 16, 2014)

The UN said it temporarily evacuated hundreds of peacekeeping forces from Syria’s side of the Golan Heights to Israel-controlled territory, saying the troops were threatened by escalating fighting in Syria’s civil war. The move marks a major redeployment for the 1,200-member UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which has monitored a 40-year truce between Israel and Syria since the 1973 war. (Wall Street Journal)
See also End of an Era: UN Peacekeepers Stop Pretending to Keep Peace – Seth Mandel

Having UN troops retreat from a war zone into the comforts of Israeli protection is yet another reminder that the international community ought to be far more judicious in pressuring Israel to withdraw from territory and put their security in the hands of others. Peace plans tend to suggest that Israel pull back farther than Israeli military leaders are comfortable with, having their place taken by international troops. (Commentary)

(Click on the title of either article to see the whole article…Ed.)

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