Syria’s state TV reported on Friday that Israeli officials have arrested a number of residents of the occupied Golan and refrained from releasing them.
Meantime, field sources in occupied Golan reported that the Israeli officials detained a number of residents of the region in the village of Majdal al-Shams.
They added that after two weeks of failure in judaizing the occupied Golan through holding municipal council elections, Israel has widened civilians arrests in the region.
Israel failed to hold elections in occupied Golan on September 30 after the residents of the villages of Majdal al-Shams, Boqatha, Mas’adah and Ein Qaniya in the region refrained from participation and held protest rallies.
Early last month, a number of Syrian protesters were arrested in the occupied Golan region, following a wide-scale demonstration against the Israeli municipal elections.
Several Syrians were arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) inside the Golan town of Majdal Shams.
The arrests reportedly took place after protesters from the nearby towns of Baqa’atha and Ma’sdah joined the demonstration in Majdal Shams.
The Golan Heights was captured by the Israeli Defense Forces during the brief Six-Day War that was fought in June of 1967.
Since Israel began their occupation of the Golan Heights, the United Nations has passed two major resolutions (Res. 242 and 497), which calls on Israel to withdraw from the area and recognizes Syria’s right to the territory.