SANA said that Syrians in the occupied Golan held a sit-in in the small town of Majdal Shams to declare their opposition to any Israeli plan for Judaization of the Golan, including election for a local council.
It further said that the protestors underlined their adherence to their Syrian identity, vowing to continue uprising against Israeli forces to free the occupied Golan.
In the meantime, people gathered in Ein al-Tinah region in Quneitra province and declared their full support for the occupied Golan’s resident, opposing the Israeli-planned election for a local council.
The protestors further condemned any Israeli move to stir a gap among residents of Majdal Shams, Baqa’atha, Ma’sdah and Ein Daqnah regions in occupied Golan.
On Tuesday, a number of Syrian protesters were arrested in the occupied Golan Heights region, following a wide-scale demonstration against the ongoing Israeli municipal elections.
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.
The arrests reportedly took place after protesters from the nearby towns of Baqa’atha and Ma’sdah joined the demonstration in Majdal Shams.
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.
The Israeli Defense Forces did not comment 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.