SYRIA has censured Israel’s land theft and repressive measures against Syrians in the occupied side of the Golan Heights as a flagrant violation of international law, saying that Damascus reserves the right to re-establish control over the occupied land.
In letters to the UN chief and the president of the Security Council on Wednesday, Syria’s Foreign Ministry reiterated that the occupied Golan is an integral part of Syria and that the Arab country would exhaust all available means to regain control of the land because it is an ‘eternal right that can’t be proscribed.’
The letter said that the Tel Aviv regime recently forced the Syrian citizens to register the lands they had inherited from their ancestors at the department of properties affiliated to the occupation authorities in order for Israeli ownership documents to be issued for them instead.
Those areas include the farms which extend between Ayn al-Rihan and Sa’ar river regions, the letter added.
The ministry further called on the UN Security Council to take immediate measures ‘to preserve international peace and security by obliging Israel to stop its illegal settlement policies and repressive measures against our people in the occupied Syrian Golan, which constitute a flagrant violation’ of international law.
It hailed Syrian people for ‘their resistance against the Israeli occupation and their rejection of the decision to annex the Golan to the occupation entity.’
Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognised by the international community.
President Donald Trump signed the proclamation recognising Israeli ‘sovereignty’ over the Syrian territory during a ceremony at the White House.
The regime has built dozens of settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.
On March 25, US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation, formally recognising Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The announcement came as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu visited the White House.
- At least six civilians, including two children, have lost their lives and nearly a dozen others sustained injuries when foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists fired a barrage of rockets at a government-controlled refugee camp in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo.
Local sources, requesting not to be named, told Syria’s official news agency SANA that terrorists positioned in the western and southwestern outskirts of the provincial capital city of Aleppo lobbed four projectiles into al-Nayrab refugee camp on Tuesday evening, leaving six people dead and 11 others injured.
The sources added that the injured civilians were transported to Aleppo General Hospital and al-Razi Hospital to receive treatment.
Nayrab camp houses displaced Syrians and Palestinian refugees who have been living in Syria.
The terrorist rocket attack comes amid an unprecedented escalation between Syrian government forces and foreign-backed militants, who have a last foothold in northwestern Syria.
Earlier in the day, Syrian soldiers struck the positions of the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham Takfiri terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, in the rural districts of the militant-held northwestern province of Idlib as well as the western-central province of Hama.
Syrian troops pounded Jabhat Fateh al-Sham’s holdouts in an area stretching from Hobait village to Kafr Nabudah town in the Maarrat al-Nu’man district of Idlib province, killing and wounding many terrorists and destroying their arms depots.
Elsewhere in Hama province, intensive strikes were carried out on militant positions in the towns of al-Lataminah, Kafr Zita, al-Arba’in and al-Zakah village.
SANA reported that scores of Takfiri terrorists were killed and injured as a result. A number of foreign nationals were among the slain militants.
Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups that are wreaking havoc in the country.
- Syria has called on the United Nations Security Council to shoulder its responsibilities and adopt immediate and effective measures to stop the attacks and treasonous actions of Kurdish-led militants from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) actively operating in the Arab country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Over the past weeks, several rallies have been held in protest against SDF practices, calling for their expulsion from the region, with protesters chanting slogans against the SDF occupation, which has led to chaos, kidnapping, killing and monopoly of Syria’s oil.
The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in letters addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council on Monday that the SDF should be compelled to respect the world body’s resolutions that assert Syria’s sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity, according to Syria’s official news agency SANA.
At least three civilians have been killed by Kurdish militants of the US-backed SDF group in Syria’s Dayr al-Zawr province.
The ministry added that the SDF, by committing criminal acts, intends to subjugate Syrian citizens who are demanding their rights and calling for the Syrian government’s resumption of carrying out its duties in the eastern province.
‘The actions of the SDF and their shameful alliance with Syria’s enemies prove without a doubt their criminal and terrorism nature, and that they do not express the Syrian people,’ the Syrian Foreign Ministry said in the letters.
It also stressed that the massacres committed by the SDF will only bring them disgrace and the contempt of the Syrian people.
Back in late April, hundreds of people took to the streets in the northeastern Syrian towns of al-Busayrah, Masheikh, al-Tayyana as well as the villages of Tal al-Dhaman, al-Namliyah and Tayyeb Al Faall to protest the presence of SDF militants, rising cases of abduction and assassination in their areas and plunder of Syria’s oil wealth by the US-sponsored forces.
Local sources said the Kurdish-led militants fired indiscriminately at demonstrators in al-Tayyana to disperse the protest, with reports falling short of giving any details on the number of possible casualties.
The SDF illegally transports Dayr al-Zawr’s crude oil to neighbouring Hasakeh province in Syria’s northeast, a move that has angered the people.
The US has long been providing the SDF, an alliance of Kurdish forces, with arms and militants, calling them a key partner in the purported fight against the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group.
Many observers, however, see the support in the context of Washington’s plans to carve out a foothold in the Arab country.