UN demands occupation annul Golan annexation decision…al-Jaafari stresses right to fully restore occupied Golan

New York – The UN demanded that Israel comply with the international legitimacy’s resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, particularly the Security Council resolution no. 497 of 1981 that declared Israel’s decision to impose its laws and jurisdiction on the Golan as “null and void and without international legal effect”, SANA reported.

The UN’s demand came during the General Assembly’s seventieth session held Tuesday at which the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution on “The occupied Syrian Golan”.

An overwhelming majority of the delegations of state members voted in favor of the resolution, in whose preparation 35 states took part, which shows the great international support given to the issue of fully restoring Golan to the line of June 4th, 1967.

Apple of Discord: Golan Heights Oil

An apparent discovery of huge volumes of oil in the occupied Golan Heights brings the stakes of the Russian support to Syria to a new geopolitical dimension, F. William Engdahl stresses.

 It is no secret anymore that the Western political establishment and its Gulf allies have facilitated the Syrian turmoil of 2011 which then evolved into a war in order to build competing gas pipelines through Syria to Turkey or via Lebanon to the Mediterranean.

Occupation looting of Golan oil

According to Geoff Rochwarger, CEO of Afek, energy independence is the new Zionism.

The Afek oil and gas exploration company has almost completed its second drilling test in the Golan Heights, a part of Syria which Israel has occupied since 1967 and annexed in violation of international law.

The test is part of a three-year program to see if hydrocarbons in the area could lead to oil or gas for Israel.

People of occupied Syrian Golan stage sit-in to protest Israeli arbitrary arrests campaign

Occupied Syrian Golan – The people of the occupied Syrian Golan staged a sit-in on Saturday in the town of Majdal Shams to protest the campaign of arbitrary arrests carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities.

Participants in the sit-in voiced rejection of the arbitrary practices carried out by the Israeli occupation, asserting that they will not succumb to the desperate Israeli attempts to break their willpower and their adherence to their Syrian identity, and calling for releasing the people of Golan being held in Israeli occupation jails.


Al-Quneitra is the capital of the destroyed Governorate which is located to the south-west of Syria.

 The city is situated in a valley in the Golan Heights at an elevation of 1,010 metres above sea level. The name "al-quneitra" means ( the little bridge).

On June 10, 1967, the Israeli enemy destroyed al-Quneitra and displaced its people from their lands like the other Golan's villages.