EU has no intentions to consider Golan Heights part of Israel

Source : 112 Ukraine

Brussels does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over this area, stating that is has been occuped after the Six-Day War in 1967, - Maja Kocijancic,
08:49, 22 March 2019

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The EU authorities are not going to recognize the Golan Heights a part of sovereign territory of Israel. Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said that as quoted by Gazeta.Ru.

This was the official's response to the statement made by U.S. leader Donald Trump who stated it was 'time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights'; he wrote that on Twitter

'The EU stance did not change. The EU, under the international law, does not recognize Israel's sovereignty over the territories occupied by it since July 1967', Kocijancic said, specifying that this area includes the Golan Heights.

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The Golan Heights are a disputed area, which Israel and Syria consider to be their territory. Before 1967, they were considered part of Syria, but Israeli army took most of that territory during the Six-Day War in June 1967. A DMZ was set to divide the conflicting sides in this area.

Knesset recognized the country's authority over this strategically important area in 1981, but the UN did not endorse this decision.

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In May 2018, the U.S. moved the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Thus, the White House recognized Jerusalem the capital city of Israel.
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