92 countries voted in favor of the resolution entitled “The Syrian Golan”, and 8 countries voted against the resolution while 65 countries abstained from voting.
The resolution stipulates that the decision of “Israel” on December 14, 1981 to impose its laws and jurisdiction on the occupied Syrian Golan is null and void and has no legitimacy at all, as confirmed by the Security Council in its Resolution No. 497 of 1981.
The resolution also calls on “Israel” to cancel that decision and to withdraw completely from the occupied Syrian Golan till the line of June 4, 1967, in implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions.
Deputy Permanent Representative of Syria to the United Nations, Dr. al-Hakam Dandi, said: The vote of the majority of member states in favor of the draft resolution entitled “The Syrian Golan” and also in favor of the decisions related to Palestine expresses the commitment of these countries to the principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
Dandi added that the UN General Assembly, in the resolutions which it adopts annually for more than five decades, has consistently called on “Israeli” occupation entity to end its occupation of the Syrian Golan and it has affirmed that any measures taken by the occupation entity to impose its laws and jurisdiction over the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void and have no legal effect whatsoever.
The deputy permanent representative of Syria to the United Nations stated that Israel’s intransigence and rejection to implement the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the General Assembly confirms the unacceptable inability of the United Nations to oblige “Israel” to end its occupation of the Golan.
Dandi renewed Syria’s demand for the United Nations to take firm and immediate measures to put its decisions into practice to ensure an end to the Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan and other occupied Arab lands, to stop the Israeli acts of aggression on Syrian lands, and to put an end to the crimes of settlement expansion, demographic change, plundering of resources and seizure of lands.
He stressed Syria’s firm adherence to its right to restore the entire occupied Golan till the line of June 4, 1967, affirming that this inalienable right is not subject to negotiation or concession.
The Syrian diplomat reaffirmed Syria’s position in support of the Palestinian people and its stand by them in their struggle to liberate their occupied land, establish their independent, sovereign state with al-Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital, and guarantee the refugees’ right to return to their homeland in accordance with international law and relevant United Nations resolutions.