The Ministry of   Foreign Affairs of Israel was notified today by its Austrian counterpart about the decision of the Austrian government to withdraw their soldiers from UNDOF.
While appreciating Austria's longtime contribution and commitment to peacekeeping in the Middle East, we nevertheless regret this decision and hope that it will not be conducive to further escalation in the region.
Israel expects the United Nations to uphold its commitment under Security Council Resolution 350 (1974), in virtue of which UNDOF has been established.