Arab League: Israel’s annexation of Golan Heights ‘null and void’

Syrian national flags are flown in the Syrian town Ain al-Tineh across the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights (Louai Beshara - AFP)

Middle East Monitor  /  December 15, 2020

Israel’s annexation of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights “is null and void and has no legal standing,” Arab news agencies reported the Arab League saying yesterday.

In a statement the Assistant Secretary-General and head of the Palestinian and Occupied Arab Territories Sector at the Arab League, Dr. Saeed Abu Ali, reiterated that the continuation of the Israeli occupation of Arab lands poses a continuous threat to stability in the region, as well as international peace and security.

Abu Ali also said that the Arab League fully supports the Syrian right to continue its calls and action to regain its occupied lands based on international resolutions which condemn Israel’s occupation of this region.

Last year, US President Donald Trump unilaterally recognised Israel’s sovereignty over the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, in a move condemned by the international community.