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31 October 2018 - 10:36
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Rasa - A number of Syrian protesters were arrested in the occupied Golan Heights region this afternoon, following a wide-scale demonstration against the ongoing Israeli municipal elections.
Syrian People

RNA - According to a report from the Damascus Now publication, several Syrians were arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) inside the Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams, massdar news reported.

 

The arrests reportedly took place after protesters from the nearby towns of Baqa’atha and Ma’sdah joined the demonstration in Majdal Shams this afternoon.

 

Furthermore, Damascus Now reported that an explosion was heard near Majdal Shams after a land mine was detonated; they blamed the Israeli Defense Forces for planting the mine.

 

According to Fars News Agency, the Israeli Defense Forces have not commented on the current demonstrations in the Golan Heights, despite several reports from the Syrian government.

 

The Golan Heights was captured by the Israeli Defense Forces during the brief Six-Day War that was fought in June of 1967.

 

Since Israel began their occupation of the Golan Heights, the United Nations has passed two major resolutions (Res. 242 and 497), which calls on Israel to withdraw from the area and recognizes Syria’s right to the territory.

 

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