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Golan

(gō`lən), in the Bible, refuge city, located in the tribal territory of Manasseh E of the Jordan; it was also a levitical city. Golan gives its name to the rocky plateau known as the Golan HeightsGolan Heights,
strategic upland region (2003 est. pop. 10,500), c.500 sq mi (1,250 sq km), SW Syria. It borders S Lebanon, NE Israel, and NW Jordan. It takes its name from the ancient city of Golan and was known as Gaulanitis in New Testament times.
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Golan

appointed city of sanctuary for unintentional murderers. [O.T.: Joshua 20:8]
See: Refuge
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They denounced the colonial projects, the latest of which the project of setting up huge "wind turbines" on the lands of the occupied Syrian Golan.
The source referred to the continued aggression by Israel in Golan, and said the latest crimes by the occupier forces in Quneitra is digging a ditch equipped with barbed wire in the buffer zone and permission to its mercenaries to build settlements in al-Shahar camp near the Alpha line as a cement separation wall between the two regions in Golan which are controlled by the Syrian army and occupied by Israel or used as a watchtower by the Israelis.
The heaviest military operation was in May 2018 when Israel launched a large scale rocket attack on several Iranian infrastructure targets in Syria after Israeli forces said its frontline bases in the Golan Heights were fired at.
"I am here with my family and many citizens of Israel at the foot of the Golan Heights, happy with the joy of the holiday and our beautiful country," Netanyahu said in a video post.
"Golan is a Syrian territory and the international resolutions recognize Syria's sovereignty on Golan," he added.
Israel's illegal settlement activities and attempts to alter the status of the occupied Golan have been rejected and condemned numerous times by United Nations bodies, including the Security Council; however, Israel continues to try to change the status of the occupied Golan through expanding illegal settlements.
Replicating its illegal acts in the occupied Palestinian territories, Israel immediately moved Jewish settlers and businesses into the Golan.
In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign affairs reiterated Qatar's firm position on the principle that the Golan Heights is occupied Arab land.
Prior to the 1967 War, about 150,000 Syrians lived in the Golan Heights, but many were displaced by the conflict.
President Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over occupied Golan Heights
President Donald Trump's statement on Golan Heights is a "gift" to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of parliamentary elections set for April, Erdogan said in an interview with local broadcaster.
Israel invaded and occupied the Golan during the 1967 war against Syria that led to razing 340 out of 345 native Syrian villages and farms and the displacement of 95 percent of the region's population, approximately 130,000 people.