NEW YORK (United Nations) – The UN Security Council on Friday passed a resolution stressing that there must be no military activity in the demilitarized zone between Syria and the Gaza Strip. Golan occupied by Israel during the return of the Blue Helmets to this area.
With Resolution 2450, the Security Council insists on the obligation of Syria and Israel to abide by the 1974 ceasefire agreement, which provides for the creation of the buffer zone and the deployment of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
In August 2018, the UN declared that it was organizing the "gradual return" of UNDOF into the area because the security situation had improved.
In the resolution adopted on Friday, the Security Council called on all groups other than UNDOF to abandon all UNDOF positions, and to surrender the vehicles, weapons and other equipment of the peacekeepers.
The Council also commended the efforts of UNDOF to intensify its operations in the buffer zone as well as the "cooperation of the parties" to facilitate its return.
He further extended the mandate of UNDOF for a period of six months until 30 June 2019, and requested the Secretary-General to ensure that the force has the capabilities and resources required to fulfill its mandate. warrant in a safe and secure manner.