The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and police are bracing themselves for possible protests near the Syrian border following US President Donald Trump’s move to recognize the Jewish regime’s sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights.
The development comes as the Druze, an Arab minority who practice an offshoot of Islam and live in the Golan Heights, rejected US President Donald Trump’s support of Israel’s sovereignty over the area.
Trump can make his statements and say he wants to make the Golan part of Israel. But we know this will stay Syrian land”, Sheikh Mahmoud Nazeeh was quoted by the Jerusalem Post.
When the Israeli military seized the Syrian Golan Heights, the Jordan River flow was cut off from Syria, stealing the water lifeline needed for Arab agriculture purposes.
Now Jewish businessmen, like Jacob Rothschild, Rupert Murdoch are exploiting the oil-rich region in order to cash in large profits for the invaders to profit from.
The ministry also noted that the US directly violates international law and a number of UN resolutions, in particular, Resolution 497, in which Israel’s intentions to establish its laws in the Golan Heights are deemed invalid and illegal.
Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova stressed that changing the status of the Golan Heights in order to bypass the UN Security Council constituted a direct violation of UN decisions.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his part, warned that Trump’s statement on the Golan Heights puts “the Middle East region on the brink of a new crisis” and that “the world can not allow the legitimization of the occupation” of the Golan.
Israel took control of the Golan Heights in 1967 after the Six-Day War between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria.
In 1981, Israel adopted a law extending its jurisdiction over the territory, in a move that has never been recognized internationally and that further worsened Israeli-Syrian ties.
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