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Arab-Druze citizens of Syria residing in the occupied Golan Heights commemorated on Sunday, February 14, the 39th anniversary of their general strike to protest the illegal occupation and unilateral annexation of that territory by Israel.  In Sunday’s demonstrations, hundreds took part in marches and rallies, carrying Syrian national flags, in the Arab-Druze town of Majdal Shams. Israel occupied the Golan Heights during the June 1967 and  annexed the territory on December 14, 1981, imposing its laws on the 1,800 square kilometer area comprised of a plateau and its western approaches.  Three days after the Knesset’s ratification of the annexation legislation, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 497, rendering the Israel’s step null and void, with no legal binding on the international level. Arab-Druze citizens of Syria demonstrate against Israel’s occupation and annexation of the Golan Heights, Majdal Shams, Sunday, February 14, 2021. (Photo: Golan Times) On February 14, 1982, the Arab-Druze…

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Golan Height’s Arab-Druze Protest 39 Years since Israel’s Annexation