The Blunders Committed

The fears and nightmares are haunting the Israelis politicians' lives when they see the uprising of our people in the Golan Heights as a reality pursuing them wherever they go. Israelis' Leaders and politicians are incapable of facing  the increasing struggle as to get rid  of  occupation.

Hence,  the leaders of the Zionist entity are always living the obsession of anxiety of tomorrow which will be loaded with a lot of unpleasant surprises, due to their great series  of blunders  they committed without any consideration for the future.

One of these blunders is that reckless decision which is taken after the  Israeli's aggression on  the fifth of June 1967 in occupying the Golan, this is followed by the Knesset decision to annex the Golan to Israel in 1981.

But this decision was rejected by the international community which insisted  that Golan Heights is Syrian land whether Israel liked  it or not.

Actually, the steadfast Syrians in the Golan are determined to restore their occupied territories , facing bravely the brutality and  violation practices of the Israeli occupier who put  free Syrians in jails , burned peasants'  lands , besides they destroyed   the  houses on the heads of their owners and prevented  children from going to schools .


But the  revolutionary  Golan is still insisting  to write epics  of victory , and Syrians in the Golan are still determined to symbolize their loyalty to the motherland Syria  of  honor and  dignity.


Firas Taleb

E & T: M.Wassouf

Golan People are True Manhood

The whole world has witnessed that the well-established people of Golan are very much attached to their land in Syria.

Syria is the alphabet  land in history where man has started his journey of  knowledge. It is the land of civilization that taught its sons how to resist and confront invaders.

The people in Golan never get relentless in fighting their enemies and they would not allow others to help them to write down  the epic of history, they are fluent in writing and reading the alphabet.

Today, the Syrians are defending their  pride and dignity on their land. They are gaining the epics of yesterday, which could be away but closely connected to their memory.

The brave men in Golan would not retreat  from pursuing their decision to plant trees.The decisions taken by Syrians to stand with the sons of Golan in order to   furnish them with all resistance means.

The Syrian people will not retreat from their target to regain the Golan,  because writing an epic is their utmost target in history.

Syrian Golan people  decision is to work in all possible means to  restore this precious part of Syria and free as it was.  The people of Syria  are the truly qualified to create the coming victory and prepare for the beauty of home. We are sure  that our right will be shortly achieved.

Firas Taleb

 Translate by N.H.Khider

Golan Apples

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Apple yield coming from occupied Golan to  Syria's markets has exceeded 11 thousand tons from both  Golden and  Starkin types.

Quneitra's Governor confirmed that apples  harvest purchased from  the Syrian farmers in the occupied Golan has witnessed transport operations to most  parts of the country  despite difficult circumstances .

" Great efforts are exerted  for marketing  apple production  to support Golan's farmers. It is a humanitarian duty to ease  their suffering due to occupation  arbitrary practices , which are targeting  this particular fruit  to make it unmarketable because it symbolizes resistance. In the coming weeks , it is expected that the amount of  Golan apples will reach to 18 thousand tons." Quneitra  Governor  added.

Syrian markets  received weeks ago  Golan apples in batches under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) via the liberated  Quneitra crossing.

About 200 to 300 tons of Golan's apples are transferred daily to most of Syria's markets loaded by trucks of the General Establishment of Storage and Marketing. 

On  his turn, the chairman of occupied Golan Apple Marketing committee  in occupied  Buq'ata , Said Farhat , expressed satisfaction of Golan's  peasants and farmers regarding the easy crossing  of their production to  Syria's  markets. Since  this fruit  is considered the main source of living for the occupied territories' inhabitants .

"Modern  methods  of apples storage after harvest in September and October , in modern coolers  which  keep apples in excellent conditions , and preserve their freshess from season to season . There are eight huge storage coolers distributed in towns and villages of  Majdal Shams - Buq'ata the - Mas'adah." Farhat concluded.


Golan In The Heart

History studies indicated that Al-Hareth bin Gablah al-Ghassani and al-Harith bin Abi Shoumar al-Ghassani ruled the Golan Heights.

In May 636 A.D,  Arab forces met on the Golan Heights' land to achieve decisive victory over the Byzantium's armies at al-Yarmouk  Battle.

Golan flourished after the Islamic conquest which freed the  Arab land of Persians and Romans Empires' control.

There fore, Golan has become the center of Damascus, the capital of the Umayyad Arab state. The strategic importance of the Golan increased being  the cross road to Palestine, Egypt, Morocco and all other countries.

Golan's  history in Islam is part of the history of Damascus.

 After the conquest of Arab Muslims, Al-Sham county  was divided into five regions : Jordan,Palestain, Damascus,Homs and Kansaren. As a matter of fact, this division made the Golan's region as one of Damascus' regions.

Golan's  Arabism and the  knowledge of  Arab-Muslim army in the region were the two main reasons  for the Arab forces' empowerment  to free Arab countries and  to eliminate the Byzantium  forces.

 Arab Muslims after achieving victory marched towards Damascus and the rest of Syrian's regions. 

Golan Heights are rich and full of  fresh water ,pastures  and plains. So this land was the center of the armies and their activities in general, while  al-Jabieh  area was the  major  camp for them in particular.

 In 17Higri, Omar Bin al-Khatab al-Khaliefa al-Rashedi visited al-Jabieh area meeting the Muslims' princes  before going to Jerusalem; to put farmlands in the hands of their beneficiaries.

In 18 Higri, the army moved from its position in the south to the Golan  area because  of plague.


In Umayyad era  a conference had been held to choose  Marwan Bin al- Hakam as Khaliph.

In another important  village  "Asa'ar," - located on the road between Majdal Shams and Masa'da- most of residents were consulting  Imam Ali Bin Abi Taleb in many religious cases. 

Famous citadels in the Crusades were  al-Housoun  and al-Soubaibieah. The later one is built in 12th century A.D  by Imad al-Deen Zinki, king of Damascus. These two Citadels have important location being uncovering roads  ' from'  and  'to'  Biet al-Makdes in addition to Feek tower and al-A'al citadel.

Golan was  subject to the invasion of the Crusades between 11 and 12th  century A.D.
Crusaders occupied  Golan on 1118 A.D, for the exception of  al-Housoun citadel near Feek area and al-Soubaieba citadel near Banias area;  which are considered as the immune shield in defending al-Sham till the complete expulsion of  Crusaders  .

 Tiberias was considered at that time as Crusaders' headquarter.

In the 15th century, Golan Heights were exposed to Magholi invasion by Taimourlank.

On June.  5, 1967  Israel occupied the Syrian Golan Heights.



Al-Hima village is considered as one of the most important villages in the occupied Golan.

It is famous for its hot mineral fountains and winter pools. It has a strategic geographic location of being far from four Arab capitals (Damascus, Jerusalem, Amman and Beirut), the same distance 135 kilometers.

The Syrian Hima village is distinguished by magic nature, it is also located on the Yarmouk river which is considered one of the most important rivers in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan with a water level in the river reaches 7,5 cubic meters per second  while in winter season it reaches 100 cubic meters per second.

Al-Hima village is affiliated to Feek area in the south west of Golan at the cross points of Syrian-Jordanian limits.

 Before the Zionist occupation to Golan, its people worked in tourism due to the magic natural scene it has, and due to mineral waters used in swimming and physical therapy.

In addition to working in tourism, they work in agriculture and breeding sheep. The warm weather helps the people there to cultivate and sell agriculture crops as Molokai, Tomatoes, apple and banana, citrus as  Krmentena, grapefruit, lemon and apricot.

There are seven fresh springs for drinking, there is also the famous mill which is visited frequently by the neighboring villages' residents.

In 1967 the population of the village was estimated about 450 inhabitants. The Known families are al-jama't, al-Mahamdeh, al-Barahmeh, al-Besharat and al-Falahat.

 Three-storey hotel, restaurant, dozens of shops and primary school were also found in al-Hima village since 1951.

Al-Hima pools

In 1966, the number of visitors to the three Hima's pools (al-makla,al-Balsam and the second Balsam)  reached about 50 thousand visitors.

Archeological features

Archeological hill is found in the west of the village.

Broken basaltic columns.

Ionic crowns.

The ruins of a Roman theater.

The remains of  St. Sergius'  church. 

In Winter tourist season, a daily railway train trip from Damascus to Daraa, Zezon, Tel Shihab and al-Hima; was scheduled due to al-Hima's important tourist location.