Tag: Golan Heights
Israel approves a new community named after Donald Trump called 'Trump Heights' in the occupied Golan Heights.
The ceremony comes after the US president in late March recognised Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights.
Israel annexed 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan it seized in 1981, a move never recognised by the international community.
The US decision to recognise the Golan comes as Washington’s European and Arab allies are keenly awaiting US proposals for a Middle East peace plan.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the territorial integrity of Syria including the occupied Golan Heights must be guaranteed under any resolution.
UN diplomats are awaiting the outcome of an Arab League summit that could lead to action at the UN to counter the US decision on the Golan.
Wisma Putra says it is unacceptable and 'hypocrisy at its worst'.
Hassan Rouhani has accused Donald Trump for 'colonialism' on recognising Israeli's sovereignty over Golan Heights.
The Saudi Press Agency report described the declaration as a clear violation of the United Nations Charter and of international law.
The announcement triggered direct or implied criticism from European as well as Middle Eastern countries and organisations
Trump said that the US should acknowledge Israeli sovereignty over the strategic plateau it seized from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.
Trump has said it was time to recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, marking a major shift in US policy.
Syrian Ambassador to the UN Bashar Jaafari has written to the Security Council to demand that it upholds resolutions demanding an Israeli withdrawal from Golan.
The reopening is a further sign that the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is regaining territory lost to rebels in his country's seven-year civil war.
Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war and fought Syria again on the strategic plateau in a 1973 conflict.
Israel seized most of the Golan Heights from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.
The area taken from Islamic State fighters is located near the Golan Heights.
Insurgents in Quneitra near the Golan agreed on Thursday to either accept the return of state rule, or leave to rebel-held Idlib province in the north.
Aerial bombardment came hours after thousands of displaced people returned to the city after reports that rebels had reached a surrender deal with the Russian military that would spare the city bombardment.
Abu Ahmad and his family are wary of possible future developments in an ongoing conflict.