The Golan Hichts (Arabic: هضبة الجولانHaḍbatu 'l-Jawlān or مرتفعات الجولان Murtafaʻātu l-Jawlān, Ebreu: רמת הגולן‎‎, Ramat ha-Golan Aboot this soond(audio) ), or simply the Golan or the Sirian Golan,[3] is a region in the Levant.

Golan Hichts

هضبة الجولان
רמת הגולן
Loch Ram near Moont Hermon (backgrund), in the northeastren Golan Hichts
Loch Ram near Moont Hermon (backgrund), in the northeastren Golan Hichts
Location of Golan Hichts
Coordinates: 32°58′54″N 35°44′58″E / 32.98167°N 35.74944°E / 32.98167; 35.74944Coordinates: 32°58′54″N 35°44′58″E / 32.98167°N 35.74944°E / 32.98167; 35.74944
KintraSirian territory occupied bi Israel.[1][2]
Area
 • Total1800 km2 (700 sq mi)
 • Occupied bi Israel1200 km2 (500 sq mi)
Highest elevation
2814 m (9,232 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)

ReferencesEedit

    • "The international community maintains that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan is null and void and without international legal effect." International Labour Office (2009). The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories (International government publication ed.). International Labour Office. p. 23. ISBN 978-92-2-120630-9.
    • "...occupied Syrian Golan Heights..." (The Arab Peace Initiative, 2002, www.al-bab.com. Retrieved August 1, 2010.)
    • In 2008, a plenary session of the United Nations General Assembly voted by 161–1 in favour of a motion on the "occupied Syrian Golan" that reaffirmed support for UN Resolution 497. (General Assembly adopts broad range of texts, 26 in all, on recommendation of its fourth Committee, including on decolonization, information, Palestine refugees, United Nations, December 5, 2008.)
    • "the Syrian Golan Heights territory, which Israel has occupied since 1967". Also, "the Golan Heights, a 450-square mile portion of southwestern Syria that Israel occupied during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war." (CRS Issue Brief for Congress: Syria: U.S. Relations and Bilateral Issues, Congressional Research Service. 19 January 2006)
  1. Korman, Sharon, The Right of Conquest: The Acquisition of Territory by Force in International Law and Practice, Oxford University Press, pp. 262–263
  2. "Human rights in the occupied Syrian Golan". Human Rights Council. United Nations General Assembly. 27 Februar 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2011.