News ID: 302837
Published: 0155 GMT May 07, 2021

Israel’s attacks on Syria seriously jeopardize regional stability, intl. security: UN ambassador

Israel’s attacks on Syria seriously jeopardize regional stability, intl. security: UN ambassador

This picture taken on May 5, 2021 shows the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on a civilian plastics factory in the port city of Latakia, western Syria.

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Bassam Sabbagh said the Israeli regime’s repeated attacks against his country’s territory, sovereignty and independence threaten regional stability as well as international peace and security.

Sabbagh, in two identical letters addressed to Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and rotating President of the UN Security Council Zhang Jun on Thursday, stated that the Israeli military has committed new attacks against Syrian lands, launching an air raid against the coastal area southwest of Latakia city on May 5, which left a civilian dead and six others, including a child and his mother, injured besides material damage, Press TV reported.

The Syrian diplomat added that Israeli forces carried out another act of aggression in the early hours of May 6, when a military helicopter fired a missile from the occupied Golan Heights at Syrias southwestern Quneitra Province, which landed in the town of Jubata al-Khashab without causing any damage.

Sabbagh said the two Israeli assaults are in flagrant violation of the international law, the UN Charter, Security Council Resolution 350 (1974) and the 1974 Disengagement of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria.

The Syrian envoy pointed out that Israeli authorities enjoy full protection offered by certain permanent member states of the Security Council, which encourages the regime to press ahead with its aggression, occupation and incessant violations of the international law, and which poses a serious threat to regional and international peace and security.

Syria once again warns of the consequences of the Security Councils failure to assume its responsibilities concerning maintenance of international peace and security, and dealing seriously and promptly with repeated Israeli attacks on Syrian territories, Sabbagh emphasized.

Israel frequently targets military positions inside Syria, especially those of the resistance movement Hezbollah, which has played a key role in helping the Syrian Army in its fight against foreign-backed terrorists since 2011.

The Israeli regime mostly keeps quiet about the attacks on Syrian territories, which many view as knee-jerk reaction to the Syrian governments increasing success in confronting terrorism in its territories.

Damascus has repeatedly urged the United Nations to condemn and take action against Israeli violations of Syrian sovereignty.





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