Al-Jaafari: Restoring occupied Golan is a priority for Syria

New York, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari, affirmed that the occupied Syrian Golan is part and parcel of the Syrian territories, and returning it to the line of June 4th, 1967, with all means guaranteed by the International law, will remain a priority for the Syrian policy.

“The Israeli entity has occupied the Arab lands, including the Syrian Golan, since 35 years in a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and the rules of international law… this occupation is also perpetrating systemized grave violations of the International Humanitarian Law and the human rights that will be mounted to war crimes, like coercive movement of residents, demolishing houses and looting natural resources,”  al-Jaafari added at a UN Security Council session on the situation in the Middle East.

He pointed out to the US support for the Israeli occupation and its expansionist settlement schemes which have reached unprecedented level that were embodied by the US Administration proclamation about Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan.

Al-Jaafari renewed Syria’s condemnation of the Israeli measures, considering them as  mere unilateral acts which are issued by a side that has no political or legal capacity to decide the destiny of peoples.

He went on to say that the Israeli occupation launched yesterday a series of missile attacks on Syrian territories to raise the morale of the remaining terrorist pockets in a flagrant violation of the 1974 Disengagement forces treaty and of the international law and the Charter of the United Nations and Security Council relevant resolutions.

Al-Jaafari stressed that stability of Middle East region and UN credibility require taking sufficient measures to implement the relevant international resolutions to end the Israeli occupation of the occupied Arab territories, including the Syrian Golan  and withdrawing from it to  the line of June 4th , 1967, according to relevant resolutions of the United Nations, particularly  No. 242 and No. 338, 497, 2334.

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