Middle East

Double settled in the Golan Heights occupied by Israel

The US approval of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights has prompted new investment in the region, said Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

Naftali Bennett said the war in Syria made the idea of ​​Israeli territorial domination more acceptable to the International Alliance (AFP).

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has settled on the occupied Golan Heights with a multi-million dollar plan aimed at further strengthening Israel’s control over the territories occupied by Syria more than 50 years ago. Announced the intention to double.

Bennett said a special cabinet meeting on the Golan Heights on Sunday prompted the Trump administration to approve Israeli sovereignty over the land and the Biden administration’s instructions not to retreat its decision at this point. .. New investment in the region.

“This is our moment. This is the moment in the Golan Heights,” Bennett said. “After a long and static period of settlement, our goal today is to double the settlement on the Golan Heights.”

Establishing Israeli control over the territory will complicate future attempts to build peace with Syria, which claims the Golan Heights.

Bennett said the war in Syria made Israel’s idea of ​​territorial domination more acceptable to international allies, and said alternatives would be much worse.

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U.S. perception

Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the 1967 Middle East War and later annexed its territories, promoting settlement and agriculture there and creating a thriving local tourism industry.

The United States was the first country to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan, which the other international community considers to be occupied by Israel.

Israel has been fully integrated into Israel for all practical purposes since the occupation of strategically important areas from Syria, with strategic plateau management as protection from Iran and Syria’s allies. I have long insisted that it is necessary.

Tens of thousands of Israelis live on the Golan Heights. The Golan Heights once had several Druze villages in Syria, some of which oppose Israeli rule.

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Source: AP

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