Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on Conflicts in the Golan Heights

June 6, 2011

  1. The Government of Japan is deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries among the demonstrators that resulted from the gunfire of Israeli troops in their confrontation with the demonstrations of the Syrian residents in the Golan Heights, on Sunday, June 5. It offers its condolences to the victims and their families.

  2. The Government of Japan urges all parties involved to exercise restraint. Any actions intended to provoke violence should be avoided. The Government of Japan also stresses the importance of the continued smooth operations of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in monitoring the disengagement between Israeli and Syrian forces.
    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)