Foreign Ministry: Syria Supports Its Citizens in the Occupied Golan

Syrians living in the occupied Golan have rejected the local council elections that have been imposed on them by Israeli occupation forces writes SANA.

The Foreign and Expatriates Ministry has stressed that the occupied Syrian Golan is an integral part of the Syrian territories, and it will work to restore the region sooner or later, while also expressing support for the Syrian civilians living in the occupied Golan and their resistance against the Israeli occupation and the illegitimate “local councils elections.”

In two identical letters sent to the UN Secretary General and UN Security Council President on the subject of the so-called “local council elections” the Israeli authorities want to hold in the occupied Syrian Golan, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that the occupation authorities are determined to hold elections on Oct. 30, 2018, in the villages of Majdal Shams, Boqatha, Masa’ada, and Ain Qenia in the occupied Syria Golan, which contradicts UN resolutions and the Geneva agreements.

The Ministry said that the occupation authorities have been imposing these councils by force in recent years, contrary to the will and desire of the Syrians living in the occupied Syrian territories.

“Over the past few weeks, the Syrian citizens have organized protests in rejection of these elections. They burned the election cards and they condemned the attempts of the Israeli occupation to impose Israeli laws on them by force,” it added.

“As an example of the Israeli barbarism, the occupation authorities mobilized soldiers to suppress protest marches, and fired toxic gases in the town of Majdal Shams which caused children, the elderly, and women to suffocate during their confrontation with the Israeli occupation forces,” the Ministry continued to say.

The Ministry stressed that the Israeli authorities’ actions seek to give legitimacy to illegitimate institutions representing the occupation authorities, which is an attempt to pass their Judaization, settlement, and racist schemes.

The Ministry concluded by saying that the Syrian Arab Republic affirms that these aggressive and provocative Israeli procedures will lead to more tension and escalation of the situation in the occupied Syrian Golan and the region, thus it urges the Security Council to condemn these Israeli transgressions against the Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan, and compel Israel to adhere to the relevant UN and Security Council resolutions, and to stop its illegal settlement policies.

It also urged the Security Council to force Israel to stop all forms of support for terrorist organizations in Syria.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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