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UN calls Israel to leave Golan heights

 International Desk

 Published: 03:12 PM, 6 December 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The United Nations has formally called Israel to leave the Golan Plateau in Syria.

The statement came from the United Nations after US President Donald Trump formally recognized the Golan Plateau as part of Israel.

According to the statement, the ongoing occupation of the Golan Valley has blocked the path to widespread and long-term peace in the area.

In the General Assembly on Wednesday, 91 countries voted for the Syrian Golan Plateau proposal and nine countries against the United States. 65 countries refrain from voting. In that proposal, it is said that Israel occupied the entire territory of the Golan Plateau, which was strategically occupied in 1969. At that time, the Zionist forces took control of the Palestinian West Bank and the Gaza Valley. Later in 1981, Israel officially declared the plateau as his territory. But the international community never recognized Israel's claim.

In a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 25, 2018, Israel was asked to stop the exploitation of Palestinian territories, including the eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Plateau.

The General Assembly also approved four more steps, including stopping Israeli occupation and illegal settlements in Palestine. Israel, however, has refused to accept the proposal legally.