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.

A national activity in Ain Al-Tineh, Quneitra, on the occasion of the liberation of the two prisoners, Sidqi al-Maqt and Amal Abu Saleh

Quneitra, ST- With an official and popular participation, a national activity was held today in Ain al-Tineh, opposite to the town of Majdal Shams in the occupied Syrian Golan, in homage to the victory of the resistance and breaking the will of the Israeli occupier, on the occasion of the liberation of the Dean of the Syrian and Arab captives in the Israeli occupation jails Sidqi Suleiman Al-Maqt and the prisoner Amal Fawzi Abu Saleh.

Participants in the activity, which was held by the Governorate of Quneitra in cooperation with the Union of Revolution Youth and Popular Activities, confirmed that the liberation of the heroic prisoners from the occupation prisons is a victory for Syria , especially that it coincides with the victories of the Syrian Arab Army in its battles against terrorism. The participants renewed their insistence on completing the battle until the liberation of the entire occupied Syrian Golan.


Justice Served

The Syrian hero Sedqi Suleiman al-Maqat's freedom out from the Israeli occupation prisons is in the interest of justice, legality and right.

The hero al-Maqat's return to the bosom of the big mother homeland has been mingled with honor, bravery and manhood; still there was a bitter feeling of sorrow and sadness as the heroine mother of the hero the late mother, Mahmouda Ali al-Maqt al-Maqat, passed away after long thorny days of waiting on pins and needles as to embrace the hero son!

Be sure hero, all kindness and tenderness of the Syrian motherhood are yours; as you have indeed been a legend of struggle and resistance against occupation.

The Long Years of Captivity in Israeli Jails Could not Undermine Al-Maqt’s Will, Challenge and Determination

The Released Syrian captive Sedqi Suleiman al-Maqt :

Born in Majdal Shams in  the occupied Syrian  Golan  on  April the 17th , 1967.

-Arrested on August  the 23rd ,  1985 and sentenced to 27 years imprisonment.

- The occupation forces released  al-Maqt in August 2012 after 27 years in the occupation prisons.

-The occupation forces  re-arrested him on February  the 25th , 2015, because he  was accused  of documenting the Israeli occupation forces cooperation with Jabhat- al-Nusra terrorists.

-  On May  the 16th in  2017, the occupation authorities issued a 14-year imprisonment  sentence against al-Maqt  after his trial was postponed dozens of times and prevented his family  from attending any  of the trial sessions.

The National Folklore magazine celebrates the Golan heritage and arts in its new issue

Damascus,(ST)- The folklore magazine devoted its sixteenth issue to folklore in the occupied Syrian Golan in its various fields and arts, in addition to talking about the resistance of its citizens their heroism and their adherence to their roots Syria.

The Ministry of Culture indicated that documenting the Golan’s heritage is a national duty that the Ministry promotes as a civilized part of its mission in the construction of an educated national person, while the editor-in-chief, Dr. Thaer Zain Al-Din, explained in his article that was entitled “A kiss on the forehead of our people in the Golan” that the popular heritage of the Golan is  amongst the richest heritage in the world, stressing the need to preserve it from loss and attempts to obliterate and falsify it.