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The United Nations General Assembly renews its demand for the Israeli occupation to fully withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan

The United Nations General Assembly voted by a majority of 142 votes in favor of a resolution requiring the withdrawal of the Israeli occupation entity from the entire occupied Syrian Golan to the line of June 4, 1967, in implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions.

This came during the General Assembly's adoption of the resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan”, which was presented to it on Wednesday. “142” member states voted in favor of the resolution and the Israeli occupation and the USA voted against it while  “19” abstained from voting. The member states reaffirmed the basic principle that the lands of others cannot be acquired by force, in accordance with international law, the United Nations Charter, and the Geneva 4th Convention of 1949 relating to the protection of civilians in times of war on the occupied Syrian Golan.

 

Syria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, confirmed in his speech that the member states ’vote in favor of draft resolutions sent two clear messages to“ Israel to end its occupation of the occupied Arab lands in the occupied Syrian Golan and Palestine, and to stop its violations of the Geneva Convention, especially settlement activities, theft of natural resources, confiscation of lands, and the expulsion of our people in the Golan from their lands.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that another important message is directed by the international community to anyone trying to verify the legitimacy of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian lands and the occupied Syrian Golan.

Al-Jaafari reiterated Syria's condemnation of the US President Donald Trump's decision on the occupied Syrian Golan, stressing that it is illegal and immoral and represents a flagrant violation of international law, the United Nations Charter and the relevant international organization resolutions, foremost of which is Resolution 497 of 1981.

 “The Syrian government considers that the paper that President Trump signed on March 25, 2019 and gave it to the Prime Minister of the Israeli occupation entity, Benjamin Netanyahu, is merely a unilateral act issued by a party that does not have the  political, legal, or moral capacity to decide the fate of the peoples of the world or to decide the fate of  lands that are an integral part of the territories of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Al-Jaafari added. Any unilateral measures against the occupied Golan are null and void and have no legal effect.

Al-Jaafari noted that  the United States of America, being a "permanent member state" in the UN Security Council and hosting the United Nations headquarters, should establish a legitimate international alliance to set up peace, end the Israeli occupation, and return the occupied Arab lands to their legitimate owners instead of establishing an illegal alliance to sponsor terrorism, provoke aggression, support "separatist militias", entrench the occupation and steal Syrian oil.

Al-Jaafari pointed out that the United States was not satisfied with supporting “Israel” militarily and politically in its wars and aggression in the region and in protecting it from any accountability for its crimes in the Security Council for decades. Rather  the USA exceeded all the appropriate regulations  in civilized relations between countries. For example, the USA  declared  Jerusalem as the capital of "Israel" and defended its right to establish settlements on the lands it occupies, on the pretext that this does not contradict international law, leading to the declaration of so-called "deal of the century", which will further destabilize security and stability in our already troubled region.

 

Inas Abdulkareem

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