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 prescribed.”
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 recognized by the international community.
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 recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The announcement came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the White House.