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Israeli Sinister Schemes in the Occupied Golan

The Israeli occupation forces, unfortunately, exploited some  disappointing Arab , regional, and international  conditions, in order to take the void and null decision to annex the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

On the Arab level, the disagreement on Arab policy, the involvement of Iraq in its futile war with Iran, the support of the Arab Gulf states given to this war, and Egypt 's absence from the Arab front were among the main factors  that enabled Israel to carry out its annexation  decision.

On the international level,  the strategic cooperation agreement between Israel and the USA, the hesitant European policy and the weakness of the United Nations  enabled Israel to act obstinately and arrogantly , in disregard for  all international laws and conventions.

On 14/12/1981, the Israeli government led by Menahem Begin announced the annexation of the occupied Syrian Golan heights and the Israeli Parliament " Knesset"  approved  a draft resolution to this effect  at a majority of 63 votes against 24.

The  world community at large denounced such a null decision. Almost all countries, including  those who are allied with Israel, denounced the Israeli decision and denounced  its challenge  of the whole international community. All the socialist countries as well as the West European countries: France, Britain, Spain, Holland, West  Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus, Greece  and Austria  and the then European Economic community, the Italian labor Union and parties of the ruling coalition in West Germany, including the social Democratic Party and the Democratic Liberal party condemned the Israeli decision .

 The  Israeli decision  was also denounced by Iran, India, Japan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Afghanistan, South and North Koreas in Asia, the Niger, the Senegal, Mali, Nigeria and the Cameroon in Africa  and Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Canada  and Chile in America, in addition  to a number of prominent non Zionist Jewish figures  and organizations in the  United States and Australia.

International organizations also participated  in expressing dissatisfaction  anger, and criticism regarding  the annexation decision and they considered it  as the most hostile decision  issued by one country against another , after the Second World War.

Kurt Waldheim, former secretary general of the Un expressed his strong anxiety over the Israeli decision.

The decision was also categorically rejected by  Afro-Asian Solidarity Organization, the World 's Journalists Union, the International Union of Students , the World Peace Council, the peace Council in the GDR, the Soviet Committee of Defense of peace and the Hungarian peace council.

Four days after Israel 's announcement of its decision  on 18/1/ 1981, the UN Security Council held a meeting  and called  on the Israeli entity to rescind its decision to annex the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. The UN Security Council decided  on Tuesday 5/1/ 1985 to hold unofficial consultations with its members and then adopted a resolution, calling for ceasing  arm supplies to Israel, severing  commercial and diplomatic relations with Israel. But, as was expected, the USA vetoed  the draft resolution, which had won an absolute majority- which was nine votes against one, and five abstentions . Thus, the USA again stressed its hostile attitude towards Arabs and revealed that it encourages the usurpation of the land of others by force.

Immediately, after announcing its decision  of annexing the Golan, it tried again to impose Israeli identity cards  on  Syrian Arab citizens.

Therefore, a meeting was held by our people in the village of Majdal Shams, which is one of the Golan 's most important villages. The meeting was also attended by the Golan 's sheikhs and men of religion who called for a three-day general strike in all the villages of the Golan, in protest against the imposition of the Israeli identity cards  on Arab citizens and to stress the Arab identity of the Golan 's citizens , as well as their loyalty to and belonging to their motherland, the Syrian Arab Republic.

All the people of the Golan, without exception, had favorably responded to that call. But as a reaction to the Israeli Government 's obstinacy  and refusal to comply  with  UN resolutions and international principles which  prohibit the making of   changes in the  status of occupied territories by force. The meeting  held in Majdal Shams had decided to continue  to categorically reject  Israeli identity cards. An inevitable requirement of justice for the Arab rights which are supported  by the international law, the Syrian Arab Republic, which, before and after the American veto, had drawn the attention of all Arab and the World public opinion to the dangers attendant on the Israeli stand regarding peace and security to this part of the world. Syria had announced that it reserved its right to take appropriate  measures against this flagrant violation of  the UN Charter and resolutions, including  the UN security council resolution no. 338 and it considers the Israeli decisions of annexing the Golan as a declaration of war against Syria, as a cancellation of the cease-fire  and of the disengagement agreement.

Indeed, as the late President Hafez Al-Assad underscored  in one  of his speeches which followed the Israeli decision of annexing  the Syrian Golan  and the American veto    in the Security Council , ''the Golan was not occupied  by a law enacted by Israel, and its liberation will not be decided by the existence of such a law." The Israeli occupied  Golan is but the Syrian Arab land, which is definitely to be restored to the bosom of the motherland.


Tomader Fateh