Syria Accuses Israel of Killing Head of Cabinet’s Golan Affairs Office - Reports
© AP Photo / Ariel SchalitFILE - In this July 16, 2013, file photo, Israeli soldiers sit in a position on the border with Syria on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights as smoke rises following explosions of mortar shells
© AP Photo / Ariel Schalit
CAIRO, October 17 (Sputnik) - The Syrian government has accused the Israeli military of shooting dead Midhat Saleh al-Saleh, the head of the office of the occupied Syrian Golan affairs at the Syrian cabinet, the state-run SANA news agency reports.
"The cabinet offers its deepest and sincerest condolences to the Syrian people and to the family and relatives of the martyr," SANA quoted the cabinet as saying on Saturday.
According to the state-run news agency, Saleh was shot dead on Saturday in Quneitra near the occupied city of Majdal Shams, by an Israeli soldier.
Saleh had spent 12 years in jail in Israel until his release in 1997. He then fled to Syria where he served as a member of the Syrian parliament.