The UN Renews Demand that israel Rescind Its Decision to Annex Occupied Golan

The United Nations renewed its demand that zionist israel comply with the international legitimacy resolutions, particularly the Security Council Resolution 497 which provided that “the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect”.

The UN’s renewed demand came on Thursday during the adopting of a draft resolution entitled ‘the Occupied Syrian Golan’ by the UN General Assembly’s ‘Fourth Committee’, the Special Political and Decolonization Committee.

159 countries voted in favor of the resolution, while only zionist israel voted against it and the US, Canada and 9 other countries abstained.

The resolution demanded that zionist israel immediately rescind its decision to annex the Golan Heights, considering all the legislative and administrative measures and procedures which Israel took and will take to change the character of the occupied Golan as null and void and a flagrant violation of the international law and the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War without any legal effect.

israel is also demanded to stop imposing the Israeli nationality and the israeli ID cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan and halt its suppressive measures taken against the Golan’s inhabitants.

The resolution denounced the israeli violations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, renewing call upon the UN member states not to recognize any of the measures and procedures inconsistent with the international law israel has taken in the occupied Golan.

Following the passing of the resolution, Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jafari offered in a statement thanks to the delegations which voted in favor of the resolution, calling on the countries which abstained from voting to reconsider their stance before the resolution is to be adopted by the UN General Assembly.

“Syria has repeatedly expressed its commitment to just and comprehensive peace. It has launched with the Arab countries the Arab Peace Initiative and extended its hand to resuming the peace talks. However, israel has responded with evasiveness and disregard and continued its occupational practices in the occupied Arab territories,” said al-Jafari.

He referred to the israeli occupation authorities’ continued detention of thousands of Palestinian prisoners and collective blockade on Gaza, highlighting the continued Israeli settlement activities in the Arab occupied territories particularly in East Jerusalem and the Golan despite the collective international condemnation of israel’s practices.

“The peace process can’t be accomplished when there is only one side seeking peace and backed by the entire international community, while the other israeli side is doing its best to undermine this peace,” said al-Jafari, stressing that what the peace process lacks is an israeli partner that is willing to actually carry out this process according to the recognized principles well known by the israelis, on top being the Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Arab territories to the line of June 4, 1967.

The number of the adopters of ‘The Occupied Syrian Golan’ Resolution has steadily increased up to 38 countries, which confirms the big international support to the issue of Syria’s full restoration of the Golan to the June 4, 1967 line.

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