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On the 38th anniversary of Israeli annexation decision, occupied Golan is Syrian Arab, Israeli decisions null and void

Thirty eight years after the  notorious Israeli decision of annexing the occupied Syrian Arab Golan, our people in occupied Golan have been steadfast in confrontation of the Israeli decisions and aggressive measures.

The Syrian people in general and the people of Golan, in particular, remember these days the Israeli ill-famed decision to annex Golan which was issued by the occupation authorities on December 14, 1981. The Golan people have stressed their adherence to their motherland, Syria and their Syrian Arab identity considering this decision as null and void. 

The sinister Israeli decision was inseparable from the repressive measures adopted by the occupation authorities against Golan and its people. From the very beginning of the Israeli occupation of Golan, the Israeli authorities started expansionist settlement activities through displacing the Golan people, dredging the Golan villages and constructing Jewish settlements. The Israeli authorities also besieged the Golan villages of Mas'ada, Majdal Shams and other nearby villages and prevented them from continuity with their motherland, Syria.

In response to the Israeli decision, the people of Golan issued the National Document on March 25th in which they affirmed that the occupied Golan is part and parcel of Syria and the Syrian Arab nationality cannot be dismantled from the people of Golan. 

The Golan people's resistance of the notorious decision has been ceaseless. It was first manifested in a six-month strike declared on February 14, 1982 that caused the paralysis of all activities in the occupied Golan. In parallel of the open strike, massive demonstrations were staged in protest of the this racist decision. The occupation authorities escalated their oppressive measures against Golan people including a wide-scale arrest campaign of men, women and the elderly, cutting off electricity and water and prevented food supplies for more than forty days.

But despite the Israeli savage practices and atrocious crimes, the resistance of our people in occupied Golan continued unabated offering hundreds of martyrs who paid their lives for the sake of liberating their lands. 

Reference should be made to the fact the on December 17, 1981 the UN Security Council issued a resolution considering the Israeli decision as null and void and stressing the Syrian Arab identity of the occupied Golan.

On December 3rd 2019, the UN General Assembly reiterated demands for Israel to fully withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan until June 4th, 1967 in implementation of the relevant UN Security Council.