13 Oct. 2021 22:27
Israel’s military moved large numbers of tanks to the occupied Golan Heights after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced plans to increase the number of Israeli boilers in the Syrian Golan. In response to this, Syria reaffirmed its right to retake the occupied territory.
RT Arabic According to the Israeli military has sent a convoy of tanks to the Golan Heights, which are currently being illegally occupied by Israel. The troop relocation came after Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Monday that it would double the number of Israeli settlers in the Golan Heights. He described the project as a “strategic goal” and emphasized that the Biden government continues to recognize the rocky plateau as “Israeli territory”.
Speaking at the Makor Rishon Golan conference, Bennett said the government would come up with a plan in six weeks to greatly increase the number of settlers in the Golan, including building two new communities. The ultimate goal is to reach 100,000 inhabitants, almost four times the current population of around 27,000.
In response, reiterated loudly TO YOU Syria its right to retake the occupied territory. In a statement, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said that all proceedings initiated by the Israeli occupation are “null and void and have no legal effect”. The statement said the Syrian army was “determined” to free the Golan Heights from Israeli occupation and to thwart the Israeli conspiracies.
The Golan Heights are a strategically important rock plateau above the Sea of Galilee. They are about 60 kilometers long and 25 kilometers wide. The Golan belongs to Syria. It was illegally occupied by Israel in the course of the Six Day War and annexed in 1981. Former US President Donald Trump recognized Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights in 2019. The highest body of the United Nations had unanimously declared the Israeli annexation null and void. The Syrian government has repeatedly called on the UN Security Council to meet its responsibilities under the UN Charter by obliging Israel to comply with UN Security Council resolutions 242, 338, 350 and 497.
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