The Israeli construction plan in the occupied Golan violates the int. law


This aerial view shows the so-called town of Katsrin, an Israeli settlement organized as a local council in the Israeli-occupied section of the Golan Heights in Syria, December 26, 2021. (By AFP)

The Arab League strongly condemned the Israeli regime’s plan to double the number of settler units in the Tel Aviv-occupied part of the Golan Heights in Syria.

The secretary general of the pan-Arab organization, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, reacted on Tuesday to a plan approved by the Israeli regime providing for the construction of some 7,300 additional housing units on the strategic plateau.

Aboul Gheit said the plan amounted to a “flagrant violation” of international law, which recognizes the Golan Heights as Syrian territory.

Syria and the Israeli regime are technically at war due to the latter’s occupation of the plateau since 1967. The Israeli regime maintains a significant military presence in the territory, which it uses as a launching pad for its attacks on the ground. Syrian.

Aboul Gheit also said that the fact that some countries recognize “Israeli sovereignty” over the Golan does not change the reality that it is occupied territory.

The official was referring to a 2019 decree signed by former US President Donald Trump, which controversially recognized the Golan as “Israeli territory.”

The Arab League chief said Syria’s territorial integrity was not subject to compromise, regardless of current developments in Syria and its status in the Arab League.

Syria itself condemned the Israeli plan on Monday, describing it as a “dangerous and unprecedented escalation.”