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Assad forces behind deadly cross-border attack that killed teen: Israel

Published on Jun 24, 2014 4:48 PM
 
Relatives of Arab Israeli youth Mohammed Qaraqara,13, carrying his coffin during his funeral in the northern Israeli village of Arrabe on Monday. The son of a defence ministry contractor, he was killed on the Golan Heights on Sunday when a missile hit the car he was in with his father. PHOTO: AFP

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that military forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager.

"We received all the analyses and intelligence: it was clear that it was Syrian authorities," Mr Lieberman told public radio.

"Assad's forces fired at the Israeli civilian, on the vehicles that had stopped by the border, and they need to pay the price," he added.

The 13-year-old Arab Israeli, the son of a defence ministry contractor, was killed on the Golan Heights on Sunday when a missile hit the car he was in with his father.

 
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