On the 45th anniversary of the June aggression, the inhabitants of the occupied Syrian Golan have called for marking the occasion as a turning point for successive generations to exert further effort to accomplish the march of liberation with more determination to hold on to rights and continue struggle until the full liberation of the occupied Golan and its return to motherland Syria. The ongoing Israeli violations in occupied Golan and the occupied Arab lands have failed to weaken the Golan inhabitants’ determination to continue their struggle against the Zionist occupiers who committed the ugliest crimes against humanity and perpetrated all forms of violations that included compulsory deportation of citizens, destruction of cities, villages and farms and the establishment of settlements on their ruins, and the plundering of water and historical relics.
The people of the Golan have been resolved that the Zionist war machinery which rendered hundreds of thousands of Golan citizens homeless and destroyed more than 240 farms, villages and towns would even make them more determined to confront occupation regardless of its power, arrogance and racism and no matter how suppressive its terrorist measures may be. The statement issued by the Golan inhabitants on this occasion stressed their support for the comprehensive reform program led by President Bashar Al-Assad and for national dialogue in until the Golan is liberated and returned to national sovereignty.
It is to be mentioned that the Zionist entity occupied the Syrian Golan in the wake of the June 1967 aggression. 131 000 people were rendered homeless, whose number rose to 500 000 according to 2010 statistics. In 1967, seven thousand people remained inside the occupied part of the Golan, in the villages of Majdal Shams, Masa’ada, I’een Kenya, Al-Ghajar and Buka’ata. Their number now is 25000. 137 villages came under occupation in addition to 112 farms, and two cities: Al-Quneitra and Feeq.
In 1974, Al-Quneitra city was liberated as well as several farms, villages and towns. The area liberated is estimated to be the third of the whole area of Quneitra governorate.