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Syrian lawmakers say Golan Heights inseparable part of Syria

Iran Press TV

Monday, 14 December 2020 6:31 PM

Syrian lawmakers have unanimously affirmed that the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights are an "inseparable" part of the country and will remain so, vowing that the region will return to motherland sooner or later.

The legislators of the 250-seat parliament, known in Syria as the People's Assembly, made the comments in a statement issued on Monday on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the disastrous decision by Tel Aviv to annex the Heights.

The statement stressed that the occupation decision "is null and void," reported Syria's official news agency SANA.

In 1967, Israel waged a full-scale war against Arab territories during which it occupied a large swathe of Syria's Golan Heights and annexed it four years later, a move never recognized by the international community.

Syria has repeatedly reaffirmed its sovereignty over the Heights, saying the territory must be completely restored to its control.

In March 2019, US President Donald Trump signed a decree recognizing Israeli "sovereignty" over Golan during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

The Syrian lawmakers rejected all attempts made by the Zionist entity against the Golan Heights, including changing the true identity of the region and forging a fake Israeli identity for it, educational curricula, laws, and decisions for the occupied territory.

They also categorically rejected the regime's latest move in the region to establish colossal wind turbines on the agricultural land owned by true inhabitants of the Heights.

The statement also expressed gratitude to the Golan people for their continued resistance and fight against the Israeli occupying machine and its repressive measures, stressing that the true inhabitants of Golan will continue their struggle against the Tel Aviv regime until victory and liberation.

The parliament concluded the statement by reiterating that Syrians are more determined than ever to return to the occupied Heights.

Citizens of Golan, Quneitra vow to continue fight until liberation

Separately on Monday, SANA reported that Syrians in the southwestern province of Quneitra and the Golan Heights affirmed in a statement to the news agency that they would continue the fight against the occupation, Israel's policies, and its aggressive expansionist schemes in the territory.

They also clarified that the ominous decision of annexation "is illegal and has no legal value" as it would change no historical facts and geography regarding the true identity of the region.

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