UN urges Israel to withdraw from Golan Heights

UN urges Israel to withdraw from Golan Heights
Wed Nov 27, 2013 13:39:57

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution demanding Israel to fully pull out from the occupied Syrian Golan Heights to the line backing to June 4, 1967.

The General Assembly stressed that the continued Israeli occupation of the Golan Heights and annexing it is an obstacle in the path of achieving just and comprehensive peace in the region.

The resolution titled "The Syrian Golan" condemned Israel's non-compliance with the Security Council resolution No. 497 for 1981, stressing that Israel's decision issued on December 14th, 1981 to impose its laws, administration and custody on the occupied Syrian Golan is null, void and totally illegitimate.

Adopted by a large majority with 112 votes in favor, the UNGA reaffirmed the basic principle of disallowing acquisition of territories by means of force in line with the international law, the UN Charter and the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

Israel's practices in the occupied Syrian Golan were condemned by a number of states' delegations in the UN session, who called on the regime to withdraw from Golan.

Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar stressed that it is unacceptable that the UN has failed in forcing Israel to abide by the international resolutions, stop its flagrant, systemized violations of the Syrians' right under occupation in Golan, put an end to the apartheid, looting the natural Golan resources, including oil, gas and water.


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