Israel Approves ‘Trump Heights’ Settlement In Occupied Golan

Middle East Monitor.com                  Mon., June 15, 2020

Israel has started preparations to construct a new illegal settlement on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, named after US President Donald Trump. The move was announced yesterday with government approval.

“We will start today with practical steps to construct Ramat Trump in the Golan Heights,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of the weekly meeting of his cabinet in Jerusalem. The Minister of Settlement Affairs, Tzipi Hotovely — soon to be Israel’s Ambassador in London — also confirmed on Facebook that the government will start preparations to build “Trump Heights”.

The small town of Qela in the occupied Syrian territory is home to under 300 people. The neighbourhood of Bruchim, which will be rebranded as Trump Heights, is home to less than a dozen. According to the Jerusalem Post, the project has a budget of 8 million Israeli shekels ($2.3 million) with plans for some 120 families to live there.

Over the years, Israel has built dozens of settlements in the occupied Golan. There are an estimated 26,000 Jewish settlers living there, roughly the same as the number of Arabs, most of them members of the Druze sect.

Last year, Trump recognised the Golan Heights as Israeli territory following the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria during the 1967 Six Day War and formally annexed the land in 1981. Such a move is illegal under international law and most countries have not recognised Israeli sovereignty over the territory. In April, Syria’s UN representative Dr Bashar Al-Jaafari stated that the liberation of the Golan remains a priority for Damascus.

Source: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200615-israel-approves-ramat-trump-settlement-in-occupied-golan/

 

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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