Wednesday, March 09, 2016

In alliance with al-Qaida, Israel is stealing Syrian oil

"Israel is moving forward with plans to drill for oil in the occupied Golan Heights, despite warnings that the move violates international law." "In 1967, Israel occupied Syria’s Golan Heights, expelling most of the Syrian population. Approximately 130,000 Syrians were driven out and most of the Golan’s 200 villages destroyed, according to a 2010 investigation by the Tel Aviv newspaper Haaretz." "The 1907 Hague Regulations, a cornerstone of international law, state that an occupying power must “safeguard the capital of these properties.” Stealing resources from an occupied territory constitutes the crime of pillage." "Israel has assisted the opposition to Assad by attacking areas under his force’s control and providing assistance to Syrian opposition forces, including Jabhat al-Nusra, an affiliate of al-Qaida."