Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Hussam Eddin Ala, reiterated Syria’s demand for the end of Israel’s occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan.
Ambassador Ala said in a statement at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, “Despite the Human Rights Council and UN bodies’ repeated resolutions calling for an ending to the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan, the Israeli entity continues to illegitimately impose its laws and will on the occupied Syrian Golan in a flagrant violation of UN Security Council resolutions, including Resolution No.497 for 1981.
“The occupying forces continue to tighten noose against the people of the Syrian Golan in an attempt to seize their agriculture lands and establish an agricultural situation to serve the Israeli settlers, in addition to restricting the Syrian citizens’ movement and preventing them from building on their lands in the framework of the Israeli schemes to establish a demographic change in the occupied Syrian Golan,” Ala added.
“Syria stresses the importance of monitoring Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the Eastern Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan and its role in putting pressures on the occupying authority to oblige it to stop committing violations and its illegal practices and to end its occupation,” Ala added, holding the states supporting Israel responsible for the continuation of those crimes.
“Syria condemns the continued expansion of Israeli settlements in the Syrian Golan and the occupied Palestinian territories, including Eastern Jerusalem, and calls for a complete cessation of all forms of settlement and other activities aimed at making demographic change and converting the legal situation of the occupied lands in a blatant violation of the UN Security Council’s relevant Resolutions and the Fourth Geneva Convention ,” he said.
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