Residents of the occupied Golan confront Israeli forces after preventing them from reaching their lands


21 June 2023

Dozens of residents and landowners of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights were injured today during confrontations with the Israeli occupation forces who yesterday prevented the landowners from reaching their farms, according to witnesses.

They said eight people were arrested, including Sheikh Salman Faris Shams, as the occupation forces cordoned off the area and prevented ambulances from reaching the wounded, who were evacuated by private vehicles.

Activists in the occupied Syrian Golan declared today a general strike and a day of rage in the villages of Majdal Shams, Baqatha, Masada and Ain Qinya, in response to the “arbitrary and criminal” measures of the occupation authorities.

The activists stressed in a statement that the “arbitrary and criminal measures against us and our lands make us determined on our right decision and our firm position,” calling on the residents to gather on Wednesday at the al-Yafouri shrine to be a starting point to march toward the besieged lands.