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March 7, 2013 8:51 am

Israel Confident UN Can Secure Release of Peacekeepers Captured by Syrian Rebels

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Reuters – Israel voiced confidence on Thursday that the United Nations could secure the release of U.N. peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels near the Golan Heights, signaling it would not intervene in the crisis.

“Restricting the movement of troops in an international force is a significant event,” Amos Gilad, a senior Defense Ministry official, told Israel Radio. “The United Nations … can be trusted to persuade them (the rebels) ultimately to free them.”

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