Golan: The Umpteenth Uproot for Israel

The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution calling on Israel to withdraw from the Syrian Golan Heights.

For the second time this month, the United Nations voted on the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel.

The General Assembly of the United Nations by a majority of votes adopted this Friday, November 30, a resolution on the need for a complete Israeli withdrawal from Golan. It announced that the measures taken by Israel to impose its laws in the Syrian Golan were obsolete and that they were deprived of legitimacy.

Munzer Munzer, the officer in charge of affairs of the Permanent Delegation of Syria to the United Nations, made the following comment on the subject:

“Israeli actions on Arab land occupied by Israel are illegitimate and our law cannot be negotiated.”

In another part of his remarks, he said:

“Israel still occupies an important part of our territory in the Golan Heights and continues its repressive actions. Israel is also pursuing racial segregation and terrorist policies as well as the arbitrary arrest of the Golan population. We are the legal owners of the Golan Heights and Israel and its settlers must leave our territory sooner or later. We will never give up our right to recover the Golan. The UN and its states should take immediate steps to end Israel’s occupation.”

“Our position remains steadfast with the Palestinian people, we support their efforts to achieve independence,” he reiterated.

According to the Syrian news agency SANA, the majority of UN General Assembly members agreed that Israel should withdraw from the Golan Heights.

The Assembly denounced Israel’s failure to comply with Security Council resolution 497, saying that Israel’s decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Syrian Golan was null and void.