The United Nations General Assembly renewed the adoption of a resolution confirming that Israel’s imposition of its laws and jurisdiction on the occupied Syrian Golan is “null and void and has no legal effect” and demanded its abolition.
In a resolution adopted today, the General Assembly called on Israel to fully withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan to the June 4, 1967 line, in implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions.
During a session of the Assembly, Syrias representative to the United Nations, Bassam Sabbagh, said that “the rightful position of the General Assembly, consistent with the principles and purposes of the Charter of the International Organization, was confirmed by the Security Council in its Resolution No. 497, rejecting the Israeli occupation’s decision regarding the occupied Syrian Golan, considering it null and void and having no legal effect.”
Sabbagh added, “Syria affirms its firm adherence to its right to restore the entire occupied Syrian Golan, and this right is not subject to negotiation or concession and can never be waived by statute of limitations.”
Sabbagh called on the United Nations to take “firm and immediate measures to put its decisions into practice to ensure the end of the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan and other occupied Arab lands.”