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Hospital in the city of al Qunaytirah in the Golan Heights after it was used for target practise by Zionist troops.
A short history briefing about this image:
On 10 June 1967, the last day of the Six-Day War, al Qunaytirah came under Israeli control. It was briefly recaptured by Syria during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, but Israel regained control in its subsequent counter-offensive. The city was almost completely destroyed before the Israeli withdrawal in June 1974. It now lies in the demilitarized United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) Zone between Syria and Israel, a short distance from the de facto border between the two countries. Israel was heavily criticized by the United Nations for the city's destruction.
On 14 December 1981 Israel passed the Golan Heights Law, extending its laws and jurisdiction to the territory and according Israeli permanent residence status to the local population. Though this action is legally deemed to be "annexation", Israel has expressly avoided using the term to describe this action. The UN Security Council promptly on 17 December 1981 rejected this action with non-binding Resolution 497.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 497 (December 17, 1981), calls on the State of Israel to rescind its de facto annexation of the Golan Heights. The most important provision is "the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights is null and void and without international legal effect" (section 1).
This in essence means that the region known as the Golan Heights is illegally occupied in the eyes of the UN by Israel.
(Research for this piece mainly comes from Wikipedia.org-The free Encyclopedia.)
Also by Michel GonzÃ¡lez Brun
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