Damascus, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Syrian authorities accused Israel today of continuing with the policy of causing premeditated fires in the Golan Heights zone, a territory illegally occupied by Israel since 1967.
Zayed al-Tahan, member of the Quneitra Government Executive Office, in southern Syria, told local reporters that Israeli occupation authorities started a big fire on Monday afternoon which spread up to the outskirts of Hamidieh and al-Hurrieh, in the Golan area which remains under the Syrian sovereignty.
This is the seventh fire caused by Israel in less than a month, as part of Tel Aviv’s aggression policy against
Golan residents, said al-Tahan.
The Syrian official also said that fires are part of a strategy to wipe out crops and destroy the biodiversity and ecosystem of the region.
Al-Tahan added that occupation authorities plunder the Golan’s wealth, steal the water, cut down the trees, and bury nuclear waste.