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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.

People of Occupied Golan Reiterate Adherence to Syrian Identity, Condemn Terrorists’ Massacres in Syria

OCCUPIED GOLAN, (ST)-The people of the occupied Syrian Golan have reiterated that they are adherent to their Syrian identity and that they won’t accept to replace it with any other identity. They have also affirmed their steadfastness and resistance till the Israeli occupation comes to an end and the Syrian usurped lands are restored.

In a statement yesterday following a demonstration they organized in Majdal Shams town to condemn the terrorists crimes against the Syrians, the people of Golan affirmed that the Syrians have over ages been adherent to human values and to the unity of destiny and existence of all components of the Syrian people.