Human Rights Watch Slams US Support For Israel’s Claim To Golan Heights

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has slammed the Trump administration for vowing to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

They described it as sending a “wrecking ball” through the rights of Syrians that are living there.

In a statement, the group calls the decision a denial of “the reality of Israel’s occupation of the Golan Heights” 

RT reports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit the White House on Monday, where Trump is expected to ratify a directive recognizing Israel’s territorial claim, despite international outcry that it goes against international law.

“President Trump appears poised to drive a wrecking ball through the international law that protects the population of the occupied Golan Heights,” Eric Goldstein, HRW’s deputy director in Middle East and North Africa warned.

He added that if the president followed through with the recognition, it may encourage others to “double down” on their own land grabs.

The Syrian territory has been occupied by Israel since 1967’s Six Day War with Israel’s Arab neighbors. Some 27,000 Syrians are still living on the annexed land.

In 1981, Tel Aviv extended its own laws to the region, but these were declared “null and void” by the UN Security Council.

However this didn’t stop President Trump from tweeting last week that it was time to “fully recognize” Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied land, saying it’s of “strategic and security importance.”

Yet, his calls have failed to gather support from international allies, with Turkey’s President Erdogan saying he would takethe issue to the UN. EU members have also stood by the UN resolution, with Germany’s foreign minister saying the Golan Heights’ occupation is still “status quo under the international law.”


  1. This should make Lord Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch VERY happy considering their Genie Oil interests in the Golan.

  2. Syria attacked Israel 1967 , they lost & the land was taken from Syria as a protective high area that was used to attack Israel. Land won in the war is now part of Israel. If Syria had gained Israel’s land during a war, they would not returned it either. Tuff nuggies!!

  3. Bibi and the Israeli Neo-Nazi Party have committed so many atrocities against the Palestinian people as he stole their lands he has been forced to try and cover up his war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by actually petitioned the international court to redefine the definitions. Such an act of desperation is a clear admission of guilt by him and the State of Israel. It also begs the question; if by some odd quirk of fate he got those changes, would they not also mean that the suffering of the Jews was no longer legally defined as such either? Or is this criminal POS assuming that such changes would only apply when Israel is doing them to Muslims and Christians?

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