Syria vows to attack Israel
unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights
The Syrian warning was given to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) General Kristin Lund. By Hagay Hacohen March 8, 2019 22:48
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official warning to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, in what seemed to be an attempt to prevent official US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.
Blue and White party politicians Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon visited the Golan Heights on Monday and vowed never to give it up.
“We will increase the numbers of residents in the Golan, sending a resounding message to all – we will never relinquish the Golan Heights,” Gantz said.
“We will enlist the support of the US and the international community to promote Israel’s interests on our northern border,” he added.
“We have a historical right to it and it is a strategic asset,” Lapid said, adding that “we will never give up the Golan Heights. It is ours and it will stay ours.”
(WOTA NOTES: This move would put Iranian troops high above Israel, where they could easily deploy missiles that could reach anywhere in Israel. At some points, Israel would only be seven miles wide. They say that giving them this land would make peace. They had this land in 1967—what happened to the “peace” then? They invaded Israel from there.)