Skip to comments.UN Security Council Demands Release of Abducted Peacekeepers
Posted on 09/03/2014 1:03:19 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The UN Security Council on Wednesday demanded the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers held in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front terrorists, according to AFP.
The 15 members of the council unanimously approved a declaration condemning "in the strongest terms" the detention of the Fijians.
They were captured almost a week ago, when the rebels stormed a Golan Heights crossing.
The council "reiterated their call for the peacekeepers' immediate and unconditional release," adding in its statement that "there can never be any justification for attacks on or the detention of UN peacekeepers."
The government of Fiji also has called for their release, stressing that the neutral peacekeepers do not take sides in any conflict.
A team of UN negotiators on the ground in Golan is trying to secure the Fijians' freedom.
The Fijians are part of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) established in 1974 to maintain the ceasefire between Syria and Israel forces in the Golan, and oversee the implementation of a disengagement agreement.
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Good luck with that.
ISIS’s idea of release is not the same as the UN’s.
The release comes in two parts. :>|
...and in a related matter, the UN insisted that the 75 Philippine troops who fought their way out, surrender to the terrorists to be part of the negotiated release....
Have they tried a sternly worded letter?
Neither do 'journalists', and we have all seen what that got them....................
I’m afraid you may be right. Even if the Fijians are muslim, if they are not the ‘right kind of muslim’ they will meet a grisly fate.
These demos kill other muslims with just as much ferocity as infidels............
Demands? Or what, a strongly worded letter?
US out of UN.
UN out of US.
Oooo, ISIS is so terrified of the UN. Only real people need to fear the UN, like USAians.
Hashtag, boys. Where are the Hashtags???
Maybe the UN should impose some really strict sanctions on them.... like banning pork and bacon sales.... tough to make a desert BLT without a little bacon.
Or else what?
Let’s look at this from the terrorists’ point of view:
These infidel swine are standing there blocking our way into the Israeli Golan. We want to go into the Israeli Golan and conquer it, murdering every man, woman and child who does not convert to Islam on the spot, not even after being gang raped. Since they are standing in our way, these so-called peacekeepers are not neutral at all. As for the IDF? Fei. Out upon’t. Jooos! who fight back?! What will they think of next? It’s a Zionist myth, just like the Holocaust and the Six Day War. We will sweep aside these Jooos! playing soldiers like an old lady sweeps dust with a broom. But first we must remove their Fijian protectors, make a few beheading videos, gang rape the pretty ones and sell the rest as slaves.
Isis will cut off their heads one by one. Thats just a fact. They have no hope unless a special forces team rescues them.
The “negotiating team” might just be added to their collection.
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