Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Israel to drill for oil in occupied Syrian Golan

"Israel has approved an exploratory oil drilling programme in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights...
Israel's Makor Rishon newspaper... pointed out that a group of senior legal advisors in Israel issued a report asserting that, according to international law, Israel may exploit the natural resources in the Golan region.
...The newspaper said Afek Oil and Gas, the company which is due to take over drilling operations, is owned by former minister Effie Eitam, a religious leader in the ruling Likud party who lives in Katzrin settlement in the occupied Golan Heights."