UN passes resolution against Israeli annexation plans in Syria’s occupied Golan Heights

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Press TV: The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution declaring that the Israeli regime’s decision to impose its jurisdiction in Syria’s Golan Heights with the aim of changing the character and legal status of the strategic territory are “null and void” and constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

On Thursday, a total of 149 countries supported the resolution, entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan”, the United States and Israel voted against it, and 23 abstained.

The resolution called on Israel as the occupying power to undertake its obligations as to the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, especially United Nations Security Council resolution 497 – adopted unanimously on December 17, 1981, which declares the Israeli annexation of the area as “null and void and without international legal effect” and further calls on the Tel Aviv regime to rescind its action.

Israel’s decision to impose its laws and jurisdiction on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights has no international legal effect, and the regime should immediately stop changing the urban character, demographic composition and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, particularly its settlement construction plans, the resolution pointed out.

It further called on the Tel Aviv regime to stop attempts to enforce its administration on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, put an end to issuing Israeli identity cards for local residents of the territory, and stop its repressive measures against them.

The resolution also denounced Israel’s violations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, adopted on August 12, 1949, and once again called upon UN member states not to recognize any of the measures taken by Israel in the Golan Heights.

Last week, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution demanding that the Israeli regime fully withdraw from the Syrian Golan Heights, declaring “null” and “void” the regime’s imposition of its jurisdiction on the occupied territory.

The Assembly adopted the draft resolution titled “The Syrian Golan” by a recorded vote of 94 in favor to 8 against, with 69 abstentions.

Israel was joined by the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau in voting against the draft resolution.

The draft resolution reaffirmed that settlement construction and any other Israeli activities constitute a change in the demographic nature of the occupied Syrian Golan.

Last month, the United Nations overwhelmingly adopted a resolution in condemnation of illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East al-Quds, and Syria’s Golan Heights, and demanded cessation of their construction.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories, during which it occupied a large swathe of Golan and annexed it four years later – a move never recognized by the international community.

In 1973, another war broke out; and a year later a UN-brokered ceasefire came into force, according to which Tel Aviv and Damascus agreed to separate their troops and create a buffer zone in the Heights. However, Israel has over the past several decades built dozens of illegal settlements in Golan in defiance of international calls for the regime to stop its illegal construction activities.

In a unilateral move rejected by the international community in 2019, former US president Donald Trump signed a decree recognizing Israeli “sovereignty” over Golan.

Nevertheless, Syria has repeatedly reaffirmed its sovereignty over Golan, saying the territory must be completely restored to its control.

The United Nations has also time and again emphasized Syria’s sovereignty over the territory.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Zionism is the CURSE of Mankind! Don’t forget, “The SAMSON Option”?? ‘JFK’ and Bobby Kennedy were, ‘DEAD SET’ against Zionist Israel becoming a Nuclear Power! Their WISH, became fulfilled/realized, in 1963, 1968 respectively!

  2. Palestinians! Learn from Black folk (Br’er Rabbit)!

    And N̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ Americans! (Dual Sovereign* / US Citizens.)

    But unlike them, you’re the majority population! How obvious could the solution be!?

    * Lol.

    • This leads back to yet another thing Trumpers, MSM &… everyone conveniently forget:

      OpenBorders AND noncitizen voting MadeAmericaGreat.

      Noncitizen voting was even a foundational demand! (No taxation without representation.) When noncitizens were THE MAJORITY.

      Like Palestinians are.

      Jesus, the slogans even rhyme:
      No Annexation Without Representation.

      It’s gonna happen, only question is when.
      As January 2021 election headlines prove:
      “Netanyahu Courts Palestinian Vote”.

    • My Great Granny came to USA a few months after The Titanic sank. Yet…

      Didn’t bother with citizenship (or lying on the census CitizenshipQuestion, because it didn’t matter) until 1948.

      But she did lie on the EnglishQuestion!
      More worth lying about!

      My grandparents were born in USA, but my uncle’s first language was Polish.
      (Great Granny raised, while grandparents were… occupied with WWII.)

  3. Isn’t it up on the Golan that Trump’s buddy Netanyahu set up Trump Heights? That is still the best bet where Trump will skate off to if the legal heat gets too intense here in the USA. Always remember, Tel Megiddo is right down the road from there so he can offer his crazy Christian Zionist base front-row seats to Armageddon. That should be coming right up now if 50 million US evangelicals have anything to say about it.

    • Hey…if it’s 50 million wing nuts that are loyal to fat orange clown, let’s do some math. Over one in four citizens are NOT vaccinated. With the 2021 US census at roughly 333 million that makes somewhere over 85 million of them pending a premature death. This is a really good score as these variants mutate like crazy on the N terminal domain of the spike protein. Overkill by at least 35 million. Statistically speaking we can be confident that even residual Zionists will go on to glory within the next 3-5 years of this pandemic. I didn’t vote for Trump but his afterglow in this regard is truly brilliant! Imagine a world without these people…