UN Passes Resolution Urging Israel To Leave Syria’s Golan Heights

UN Passes Resolution Urging Israel To Leave Syria’s Golan Heights

The United Nations General Assembly has once again adopted a resolution demanding that Israel withdraw from Syria’s Golan Heights, territory that they have occupied since 1967.

The resolution, which had been proposed by 37 countries, was passed by an overwhelming majority on November 30th. It called on Israel to “withdraw from all the occupied territory to the line of 4 June 1967 and called on all parties concerned to exert the necessary efforts to ensure the resumption of the peace process.”

However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a ‘paper tiger’ without a unanimous decision by permanent UN Security Council members to enforce them …a prospect which is a highly unlikely.

Press TV reports:

The resolution also condemned Israel’s non-compliance to the Security Council Resolution 497 since 1981 until now, describing as null and void Tel Aviv’s decision issued on December 14, 1981 to impose its control over the occupied Golan Heights.

The UNGA also reemphasized the basic principle of inadmissibility of the acquisition of territories by force based on the international law and the UN Charter.

The resolution stressed that the Geneva Conventions on the protection of civilian individuals in time of war apply in the occupied Golan Heights.

Many of the states participating in the session also denounced the Israeli practices in the occupied region.

Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community. The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.

Syria says Israel and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri militant groups operating inside the Arab country. The Israeli regime has even set up field hospitals there to treat wounded Syrian militants.

The Syrian army has repeatedly seized huge quantities of Israeli-made weapons and advanced military equipment from the foreign-backed militants inside Syria.

  • Lil Donald

    Lol, who cares about the UN. I, for one, will back the USA and Israel and have no plans to do otherwise. Thankfully Netanyahu has the balls to stand against anyone who tries to steal away the PROMISED LAND.

    • Amaris

      well, you should care because Israel has occupied this land illegally, i.e. it was never theirs to have. I am not at all fond of the UN, but in this instance, they are right.It’ s another question whether they can enforce it, as it is only a resolution. I am puzzled by your lol, is it funny to you?

      • Djago

        Debunkers,,,,, Lil,,,, may be a debunker, anyone in favor Israel should be questioned

        • Amaris

          very true.

        • Lil Donald

          Who asked you anyway?

      • Lil Donald

        Bullshit. The only TRUE GOD granted Israel to the JEWISH PEOPLE. I really don’t care whether you believe that or not. Your opinion doesn’t change fact. Anyone who thinks they can force Israel to cede that land, or take it by force, is sorely mistaken and I can promise will regret it.

  • doodaa

    Israel will not leave. They laugh at the UN. The UN has no teeth and is impotent. Has Israel adhered to any UN resolution?

    • Lil Donald

      No, nor should they. They have no teeth, and anyone who tries to force Netanyahu, and his soon to be ally Trump, to do anything to cede the land that is rightly theirs, will face severe consequences.

      • doodaa

        Sad but true.

  • Kieron

    The give way is the the title. UN ‘urges’ Israel. Jewish people must have been having difficulty walking to Temple today because of the stomach ache from laughing.

    • Lil Donald

      Amen.