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Radio Havana Cuba |  Syria: Protests in the Golan against Israel's colonial plans

Radio Havana Cuba | Syria: Protests in the Golan against Israel’s colonial plans

The Golan is an Arab Syrian land, and this is confirmed by all international laws and resolutions.

DAMASCUS, October 11 (RHC) – Residents of the Syrian Golan protested Monday against new plans approved by the Israeli authorities to increase the number of settlers in those lands occupied by Israel since June 1967.

During an organized protest in Masada, one of the four Syrian towns under occupation, Al-Golan said that we reject these plans that the occupier intends to establish on our lands hundreds of years ago, and which our ancestors sacrificed their lives to preserve.

In a statement, they affirmed that the Golan is an Arab Syrian land and is confirmed by all international laws and resolutions, and that Israel, the occupying power, must withdraw from it immediately.

In turn, the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned in the strongest terms the statements of the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, regarding the increase in the number of Israelis in the Golan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that these statements confirm the aggressive and expansionist nature of the usurping Zionist entity and its flagrant violation of international legitimacy resolutions regarding the legal status of the Syrian Golan as an occupied land.

He added that such aggressive policies will not be able to change the eternal truth that the Golan was and will remain Arab and Syrian, and will inevitably return to the homeland.

These positions of condemnation come after a meeting of the Israeli government held in the Golan, in which it approved a new plan to build seven thousand homes with the aim of increasing the number of settlers from 40 thousand to 100 thousand, in addition to the rejection. A project to confiscate 600 Syrian hectares to build 46 wind turbines.

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Israel occupied the Golan after the so-called Six-Day War of 1967, and incorporated those territories into its legal system in 1981, which was rejected by the international community.

The previous US administration recognized Israeli sovereignty over this area in 2018 in clear and flagrant violation of UN Security Council resolutions. (Source:PL)