UN General Assembly demands that Israel withdraw from entirety of occupied Syrian Golan

New York, SANA – The majority of the UN General Assembly member states reiterated their demand that Israel withdraw from the entirety of the occupied Syrian Golan up to the June 4th 1967 line in compliance with relevant Security Council resolutions.

The Assembly on Friday cast a majority vote in favor of a resolution titled “Syrian Golan,” thereby reemphasizing the principle of the inadmissibility of acquiring lands belonging to others by force as per international law and the UN charter, in addition to reemphasizing that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

The Assembly denounced Israel’s non-compliance with Security Council resolution no. 497 issued on 1981, asserting that Israel’s decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction, and administration over the Syrian Golan which was issued on December 14th 1981 is null and void, demanding that Israel revoke this decision.

In a statement after the resolution was adopted, acting charge d’affaires of Syria’s permanent delegation at the UN Munzer Munzer expressed the deepest gratitude and heartfelt gratitude to all the states that voted in favor of the resolution and the other resolutions listed under the “Palestinian Cause” and “Situation in the Middle East” articles.

Munzer said that the fact that most UN member states continue to back these resolutions shows that they are committed to the goals and purposes of the UN Charter, and that they reject foreign occupation and support Syria’s right to reclaim the entirety of its lands that are occupied by Israel.

Hazem Sabbagh

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