23 March 2019 - 19:25
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Palestinian figure: Golan part of Syrian territory

Gaza, March 23, IRNA - Khaled al-Batsh, Member of the Islamic Jihad Movement's Political Bureau said Golan is part of Syrian soil and called for removing Israelis’ occupation.

Speaking to IRNA on Saturday, al-Batsh described recognition of Israel occupation in Golan Heights by the US as one of the articles of the ‘Deal of Century’ which is followed seriously by the US.

By the ‘Deal of Century’, the US is after ceding Quds to Zionists and to attach Golan Heights to Occupied Territories for paving the way for normalization of ties with Israel, he added.

Expressing opposition against this issue, he said Golan is a part of Syrian territory and should be liberated like Palestine, Quds and other Arab territories.

Referring to holding March of Return protests in Gaza Strip, al-Batsh said these rallies will be underway until the complete break of blockade in Gaza.

Earlier, Syria condemned in the strongest terms irresponsible statements made by the US president on the occupied Syrian Golan, which confirms the United States blind bias to the Zionist occupation entity, stressing that these statements will never change the fact that the Golan was and will always be a Syrian Arab territory.

The US stance towards the occupied Syrian Golan clearly reflects its contempt for international legitimacy and its flagrant violation of international resolutions, especially the UNSC Resolution No. 497 of 1981, which categorically rejects the decision of the Israeli occupation government and its arbitrary measures regarding the Golan and considers it null and void and has no legal effect, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry as saying in a statement.

The great 'March of Return' rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe, a reference to the forced removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages to clear the way for Israel's establishment in 1948.

The mass Friday demonstrations have continued since then.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have martyred at least 260 Palestinians in the besieged coastal enclave and wounded about 27,000 people, according to health officials in Gaza.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has passed an enactment to provide sustainable budget for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Meanwhile earlier, The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in a resolution condemned Israel's intentional use of illegal and violent ways to stand against non-military protestors in Gaza Strip.

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