Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said he was offended with what the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) commander Lt. Gen. Iqbal Singha told about the 40 Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.
Duterte added that he wants the Indian commander shot in the head. Philippine military are “not obliged to kill for any country except your own,” he added.
“The higher UN echelon as well as the Indian Army agrees with me that the decision was correct. It is an act of cowardice to desert posts especially when a delicate ceasefire was in place,” UNDOF commander said. “They broke the chain of command and UN orders.”
Next week, Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario will meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to discuss the incident in Golan Heights involving Filipino peacekeepers.
“I will go to the United Nations next week to speak with Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on this matter,” Del Rosario said in House of Representative 2015 budget hearing.
The DFA chief added that Philippines is open to discuss matters “aimed at revisiting operational and tactical issues, including the safety and security of peacekeepers during kidnapping and siege incidents.”