UN, Israel, Syria agree to reopen Golan crossing

(VOVWORLD) - Israel, Syria, and the UN have agreed to reopen the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Monday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Friday. 
UN, Israel, Syria agree to reopen Golan crossing - ảnh 1 Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman (center) delivers a speech during his visit to Quneitra crossing on September 27, 2018 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Haley said in a statement that the opening will allow UN peacekeepers to step up their efforts to prevent hostilities in the Golan Heights region.

The UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has been monitoring operations in a demilitarized zone established in 1974 between the Israeli-occupied Golan and the Syrian sector. The peacekeeping mission had been disrupted since 2014 due to Syria’s civil war and resumed last August.