Quneitra, SANA- People of the Occupied Syrian Golan and Quneitra commemorated the 41st anniversary of liberating Quneitra from Israeli occupation.
On June 26 1974, Late President Hafez al-Assad hoisted the Syrian flag in Quneitra city after it was liberated from the Israeli occupation and returned to national sovereignty.
The participants in the anniversary said that Quneitra stands a living witness to the barbarity of the Israeli occupation which deliberately inflicted the ugliest forms of savagery on almost everything in the city, leaving churches, mosques, hospitals, schools and facilities flattened.
Assistant Regional Secretary of al-Baath Arab Socialist Party Hilal al-Hilal affirmed that Quneitra liberation will remain a compass for liberating all of the Occupied Syrian Golan, stressing that Syria, thanks to the steadfastness of Syrian people, the sacrifices of its Army and wise leadership, will foil all Zionist projects that aim to undermine Syria’s important role on the Arab arena.
Al-Hilal said that the anniversary this year coincides with military victories that the Syrian army is scoring in all Syrian areas against armed terrorist organizations.
Al-Hilal hailed the steadfast Syrian people who are living in the villages of the Golan and their commitment to their Syrian identity.
For his part, Quneitra Governor Ahmad Sheikh Abdul-Qader said the people of Golan on this anniversary are hopeful to “liberate each and every inch of the usurped soil of the occupied Golan.”
The city of Quneitra, located in the Golan Heights, came under Israeli control on 10 June 1967, the last day of the Six-Day War. It was briefly recaptured by Syria during the 1973 War, only to once again fall in the Israeli occupation forces’ hands.
The city was largely demolished by the time. Syria, under the leadership of late President Hafez al-Assad, liberated it from occupation in 1974.