Occupied Golan, SANA – The people of the occupied Syrian Golan emphasized that the Golan has always been and will forever be part of the Syrian land and that this truth is firm no matter how the Israeli occupation authorities try to show otherwise.
The emphasis came in a statement issued Sunday in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holding a cabinet meeting in the Golan.
“The Israeli occupation entity made its settlers promises that will fall flat on the first test when faced by the heroism of our homeland defenders,” said the statement, adding that this entity which has failed to realize its attempts at establishing a buffer zone through supporting the terrorists will fail to bring security to its settlers through its false promises.
The Golan people pledged to keep their firm stand in rejection of the occupation and being loyal to their homeland Syria.
“We stress to the whole world on Independence Day…that the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu’s racist government will not change the position and steadfastness of the people of the Golan,” the statement said.
Netanyahu held earlier an exceptional meeting in the Golan with the aim to consolidate Israel’s occupation of it since 1967, which has been considered null and void by a series of UN resolutions.
On the same occasion, the people of Golan organized a ceremony in Sultan al-Atrash Square in the occupied village of Majdal Shams attended by hundreds of people of the occupied Syrian villages in addition to delegations from the Palestinian territories occupied in 1948.
In a speech during the ceremony, the people of the occupied Golan emphasized their adherence to their Syrian Arab identity and the national principles in confronting the Israeli occupation.
Participants said that the Syrian people who defeated the French colonialism with modest capabilities are able to defeat the new colonialism represented in the Takfiri terrorist organizations due to the steadfastness, sacrifices and heroism of the Syrian Arab Army.
“The unjust terrorist war waged by the western colonial states in cooperation with the Zionist entity and their tools in the region, including the reactionary forces and takfiri mercenaries, seeks to undermine Syria due to its adherence to its sovereignty and independent decision, as well as its embracing the path of resistance which defends the nation’s causes.
The people of Golan pledged to preserve the Arabism and identity of Golan and to reject all plans of the Israeli occupation no matter how long the occupation lasts.
During the ceremony, participants waved the national flags and photos of President Bashar al-Assad.
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