Netanyahu says efforts underway for a settlement named after Trump in the Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today new steps towards establishing an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied Golan Heights, named after US President Donald Trump, who last year recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the occupied territory.

 

Netanyahu, according to Israeli media, took the opportunity during the cabinet meeting in Jerusalem to thank Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for their recently announced sanctions on the International Criminal Court.

 

Last year, the Israeli government held an event to inaugurate the new settlement, but has yet to take any practical steps towards its establishment.

 

Israel invaded and occupied the Golan from Syria during the June 1967 war and then annexed it in 1981. No country has recognized this Israeli step other than the Donald Trump administration.

 

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA)