People of occupied Golan begin general strike to protest against Israel’s project to build wind turbines on their farmlands

QUNEITRA, (ST)- People of the occupied Syrian Golan on Sunday began a general strike to protest against the Israeli aggressive and expansionist practices carried out on the locals in  the Golan, most recent of which is building wind turbines on their farmlands.

The strike comes after yesterday’s meeting of notables and dignitaries from the Golan in the occupied town of Majdal Shams.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Quneitra, the people of Golan said that building the wind turbines is part of the Israeli settlement building plan that aims at displacing the locals and stealing their lands, particularly as the project is in its implementation phase despite the rejection of the locals and despite its violation of international laws and conventions.

The people of the Golan vowed determination to confront the Israeli scheme and start popular movements, sit-ins and strikes.

They reiterated their adherence to national unity in the face of the aggressive practices and expansionist policies of the Israeli occupation.

 The wind turbines project, which the Israeli occupation wants to implement under the pretext of generating electricity from wind energy, seeks building 52 giant wind turbines on around 600 dunums of the Golan people's lands. This aggressive plan will lead to the displacement of many locals from their houses.

 Hamda Mustafa