Golan Heights


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Go·lan Heights

 (gō′län′)
An upland region between northeast Israel and southwest Syria northeast of the Sea of Galilee. Fortified by Syria after 1948, the area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and unilaterally annexed by that country in 1981, although Syria continues to lay claim to the region.

Golan Heights

(ˈɡəʊˌlæn)
pl n
(Placename) a range of hills in the Middle East, possession of which is disputed between Israel and Syria: under Syrian control until 1967 when they were stormed by Israeli forces; Jewish settlements have since been established. Highest peak: 2224 m (7297 ft)
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Noun1.Golan Heights - a fortified hilly area between southern Lebanon and southern Syria; "artillery on the Golan Heights can dominate a large area of Israel"
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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Golan Heights

[ˈgəʊlænˈhaɪts] NPL the Golan Heightslos Altos del Golán
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Media reports say Israeli forces fired retaliatory shots into Syria after a mortar round fired from Syria hit an Israeli post in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Syria has warned the United Nations (UN) that Israel is "plundering" water from the occupied Golan Heights, the influential Beirut daily AN NAHAR reported on Tuesday.
Summary: Israel authorized the shipment of truckloads of apples from the occupied Golan Heights to Syria on Tuesday in a rare move that will see 8,000 tons of fruit grown in the area exported to the Arab
peacekeeping mission on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Thursday that his predecessor had tacitly agreed to give back all of the Golan Heights in exchange for a peace agreement with Syria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Druzi youth in Syria's Golan Heights stood up to the Israeli forces and blocked the road to the Israeli army ambulances carrying the terrorists injured in battles in Syria for treatment in Israel.
Israel occupied the Golan Heights after invading Syria in the 1967 war in which it also captured the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Summary: Israel's army Sunday declared part of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights a closed military zone, fearing battles on the Syrian side would spill over the cease-fire line.
A mortar shell fired from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday, the Israeli military said Thursday.
E[currency]AM (CyHAN)- Syrian rebels fighting forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad's regime have taken over the Quneitra crossing on the Israel-Syria ceasefire line in the Golan Heights, army radio reported on Thursday, quoting military officials.
Geneva, Jumada I, 09, 1434, Mar 21, 2013, SPA -- Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council considered in a decision today all Israel's decisions on Syrian Golan Heights as null and void, citing its building of settlements, demorphological changes on the ground, prevention of the displaced to return to their homes, confiscation of their properties, imposing of Israeli nationality and identification cards on Syrian nationals, oppression practices against them and other practicies hindering their enjoying their basic, political, civil, economic, cultural and social rights.