Tel Aviv: Trump will sign a decree tomorrow recognizes Israel 's sovereignty over the Golan[/size] Twilight News
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Israeli Foreign Minister, Israel Katz, announced that US President Donald Trump would sign a decree on Monday that would recognize the United States' sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
"Tomorrow, President Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will sign a decree recognizing the sovereignty of Israel on the Golan Heights," Katz said in a tweet posted on his Twitter account on Sunday.
"Israeli-American relations are closer than ever before," Katz said.
The US president said Thursday that "it is time to recognize Israel's full sovereignty over the Golan Heights" occupied by Israeli forces since the 1967 war, in a move that contradicts all international resolutions on this issue and was opposed by both the United Nations and the European Union The League of Arab States and Russia, not to mention the countries of the region except Israel.
On Friday, a US administration official told Reuters that Trump might sign an official document recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan during the Israeli prime minister's visit to Washington on March 25-26.Syria strongly condemned these statements, stressing that Trump's call would not change the fact that the Golan is subordinate to the Syrian state. The United Nations was asked "to issue an unequivocal official position confirming the firm position of the international organization on the issue of the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan."Since the June 1967 war, Israel has occupied about 1,200 square kilometers of the Syrian Golan Heights, a move not recognized by the international community, while some 510 square kilometers remain under Syrian sovereignty.The plateau, which was previously part of the Syrian province of Quneitra, under international law, is occupied territory and is subject to UN Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967, which stipulates that Israel must withdraw from it.In December 1981, the Israeli parliament adopted a law declaring Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but the UN Security Council rejected this resolution. The UN General Assembly also affirmed the illegality of the occupation of the Golan Heights, calling for its return to Syria.The Israelis once welcomed the return of the Golan Heights in return for peace with Syria, but in recent years they have been saying that the war in Syria and the presence of Iranian forces supporting Damascus there show the need to maintain that strategic position.In the occupied Golan, some 25,000 Druze are currently living in Syrian territory, compared to 23,000 Israelis, while Israeli authorities plan to expand their settlements in the area.http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/c33307fd-6528-4755-ad42-947f63672abe