Golan Heights

Dirty Border Games

Israel clings to Syria’s Golan Heights in a bid to claim vital resources BY Nour Samaha In mid-April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held his first-ever cabinet session atop the mountains of the occupied Golan Heights. In his second visit in just one week to the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory, he told the world that “after

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Israel Affirms its Hold on Golan Ahead Talks With Putin on Syria

By Rami Amichay GAMLA, Golan Heights, April 17 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Sunday that Israel would never relinquish the Golan Heights, in a signal to Russia and the United States that the strategic plateau should be excluded from any deal on Syria’s future. “The Golan Heights will remain in Israel’s hands forever,”

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Blurred Future

Golan residents find their loyalties being tested BY NOUR SAMAHA Earlier this month, under the cover of rain and thick fog, several Hezbollah fighters snuck across the Lebanese border into the mountainous terrain of the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms. Their mission was clear: To plant an improvised explosive device, (IED), on a road frequented by Israeli

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