Syria condemns ‘dangerous’ Israeli plans to double Golan population

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Syria condemns ‘dangerous’ Israeli plans to double Golan population
A day after PM announces major development initiative for area, Damascus accuses Israel of ‘grave and methodological violations that rise to the level of war crimes’
By Agencies and TOI staff
27 December 2021

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria said Monday that Israel’s plans to double the number of people living in Golan Heights are “dangerous and unprecedented” and only perpetuate its control over the annexed territory. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced a multimillion-dollar plan on Sunday meant to double the number of Israelis living in the region that Israel captured from Syria more than five decades ago. Only the United States recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which the rest of the international community regards as part of Syria.

“Syria strongly condemns the dangerous and unprecedented escalation from the Israeli occupation forces in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and its persistence in settlement policies and grave and methodological violations that rise to the level of war crimes,” a Syrian foreign ministry statement said. The statement said the Syrian government remains committed to the Syrians living in the Golan Heights “who are steadfast in their resistance to the Israeli occupation and their rejection of the decision to annex the Golan.”

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