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Daboura, The Oak Village

Daboura village is situated in the occupied Golan Heights and it is affiliated to al-Quneitra governorate . It is known as the oak village because it is located in the forest which is bountiful with many kinds of trees especially the oak trees.

 Daboura is a copious valley stretching  from about  40 kilometers to the south-west of the city of al-Quneitra and on the west of the village. Besides, the village has many seasonal valleys , and it is famous for its waterfalls which are more than 12 meters high.

Perior to the Israeli occupation, the inhabitants in Daboura village were dependent in their livelihood on breeding livestock and clothes weaving.

The village was built before 250-300 years, and its population was about 550 people. It was inhabited by the tribes of nomads and shepherds. The ruins and old buildings, which were discovered in Daboura, indicate its ancient history. Its civilization dates back to pre- history, and the west side of the village embraces an old mausoleum and columns dating back to the Byzantine period.

The Israeli occupation expelled the villagers from their houses, later the village was invaded by a number of Israeli archaeologists claiming that they were looking for the treasures in the village that date back to the Zionist Talmud era.

Israel has alleged that Daboura village was built on the ruins of a Jewish human center which included a synagogue and a religious school.

In the early 1969 , the Israeli bulldozers destroyed most buildings in the village including the mosque and the school. A large number of the village's ruins are exhibited today in the Department of Ruins at the Museum of Jewish settlement (Katzrin), the main Israeli settlement in the occupied Golan .



Jubata Al-Zait

Jubata Al-Zait is located to the north of the occupied Golan, on the eastern side of Jabal AlSheikh (   Mountain), which  is 1531 meter hi,21 kilometers from Qunaitra city , to the western north to Masaada village.

An old town,  houses  built  of lime stones and   mud and the roofs  made of wood , clay , backed brick but some were built of cement.

 Jubata Alzait is well-known  for  fruits and vegetables including : olives, figs, grapes, apple and tobacco. It is also known for  producing olive-oil and treacle beside  goats  and cows.

In the forties of the last century,  an elementary school was constructed in the  town  and students from neighboring villages studied there such as Majdal Shams, Zaura, Ein Qenia.  After the 1967 war,  the town was destroyed and people were displaced.

Jubata Al- Zait is well-acclaimed for its beautiful  scenery and charming nature.  It is rich with fountains , valleys,  and pastures,  but  the  Israeli occupation ruined the village  and distorted its features which used to be a touristic town in the past.


Golan Generosity Imageries

When mentioning the Syrian Golan, the adjective occupied  comes first to mind to describe the status quo of this precious part of our beloved country. Yet, this description is linguistically, historically, psychologically temporary. Since Golan is a Syrian free land since dawn of history, and will be restored free Syrian land in spite of Zionist aggressor usurpation.

It is the Syrian Golan, the prince who captured the hearts with its scenic charm, a beauty opening up chests and catching eyes; flowing as an euphonic chant well harmonizing between smooth valleys, majestic mounts, and hills napping on gentleness arms.

That splendor which has well known  how to lure the tome of magic to acquire attraction and sweetness. A magnificence that fascinates minds, captivates hearts, and catches eyes. That description of Golan beauty is an accurate account embodied in the most beautiful image.

What can the eye describe of Golan’s charms appealing strongly to the senses? What can the heart tell about its Golan eternal passion?  First, that sparkle taking over all hearts by residing inside without asking for allowance; as air enter lungs and dwell in without permission to become life secret and the very essence existence.

Golan complexion has penciled its warm color from olive skinned land rooted to Arabism. It is a velvet satiny peel for her devotees, but convulse to a hurricane of anger on the profane occupier. A skin that has committed itself to remain Intifada until he left out the land which he has tainted; and shall restore her clarity and purity after his departure.

Bloodshot Golan apples are attributed to her martyr sons courage. By means of their deep faith in their land that will return free and virtuous to jump into its caring mother Syria lap.

Golan grapes bunches are welcoming phrases to newcomers. Since Golanis have inherited generosity with their breastfeeding, suckled with pure spring water. Moreover, Golan guesthouse is still today, a symbol of hospitality and Arabian genuine merits.

All Golan visitors who just rest their eyes on its hills, valleys, and prairies; will find themselves surrounded by an exceptional splendor and solemnity, floating on fancy wings to apples orchards blooming bud fragrance where petals swayed and dance between branches. There they will find their selves nearby cherry groves with ruby red, transparent yellow and multicolor berries. Where thousands of those delicious cherries are welding with their seedbeds branches, bowing as if they were Golanis arms welcoming all newcomers. For those who enter houses from their front doors, we carry warm bright lamps; but  we will make those fairy lights fire if they broke visiting traditions by trying to sneak like thieves.

These were some bright images of Golan generosity, restored by the Syrian memory not because of oblivion but to express solicitude. We have been long waiting for our beloved Golan to homecoming, hoping its return with the coming freedom dawn.

Firas Taleb

Translated & edited by: Lama Al-Hassanieh

Fida al-Weli

Fida al-Weli was born in the occupied village of Majdal Shams in 1984. The prison did not prevent Fida of defending his main issues, he was  strongly adhering to his national stance against the Zionist enemy.

"We were on the cease-fire line and we saw the Israeli massacres against our people. Tens of martyrs were killed at the hands of the Israeli snipers, and we did not have but stones as a  weapon to prevent the Israeli soldiers from killing more and more." Feda said remembering his arresting day.

"The next day the Israeli police attacked my house at midnight and searched for me about three times until I was arrested. Then they took me to the police center and during the investigation I was exposed to various types of torture in an attempt to break my will, but I had not surrendered because I defended my nation's issue. Those Israeli soldiers, who are heavily armed, are so cowards, they are afraid of our stones." He continued.

In the prison I remember the pictures of the prisoners in the Occupied Golan Heights such as: the martyr Sitan Nimr al-Weli, the martyr Haeil Abu Zeid , Bisher al- Maqt , Sidky al-Maqt and Asim al- Weli who supply me with the patience and strength.

 I wish to be a soldier in the ranks of the Syrian Arab Army to defend the pure soil of my beloved homeland . Fida stressed that the great victories of the hero Syrian Arab Army are considered the glory of every Syrian.

Feda has praised the Syrian wise leadership which proved to the world during the two-years of the crisis in Syria that Qasion will not bend and it will soon embrace Hermon by achieving the victory in the liberation of the occupied Golan.

Feda was sentenced at 15-3-2012 in the District Court in the occupied city of Nazareth. He spent about one year in the prison of Shata in the north of Palestine. He has been recently released.



Al- Fakhar Hill

Al-Fakhar Hill (Tell al-Fakhar) is located to the north of Golan and to the southern of Banias village, west to Zaura and Ein Feet. The hill reaches 452 meter high overlooks oil lines and Babel towe .

Tell Al- Fakhar is a deserted place, with no sign of life except for wild animals such as snakes, wolves , insects and big rocks.

   It is worthy to mention that al- fakhar hill has a great role to play in the liberation wars that the Syrian army waged against the Israeli army during Tishreen liberation war in 1973 where our heroic army made the Zionist enemy sustain great losses in men and materiel .