Israeli occupation forces deliberately set fires to forests in the occupied Golan

Aug 09, 2011 | SANA, Syria

Al-Quneitra, (SANA)-Israeli occupation forces on Monday deliberately set fires to forests in the occupied Syrian Golan that expanded to 4 K.M opposite to the liberated towns of al-Rafid and al-Asha as part of its daily aggressive policy against citizens of the Golan.

“The Israeli occupation forces’ deliberate act of setting fires in the Golan aims at destroying the environmental and vital diversity in the area, Governor of Quneitra Hussein Arnous said.

He called on the international legal organizations to assume responsibilities towards the Israeli flagrant violations of setting fires in the occupied Golan or along the cease-fire line.

Firas Samara, Head of fire fighting operations in al-Quneitra underlined that the Israeli forces set fire to the western side of al-Adnaniya and al-Asha towns inside the cease-fire line in the Golan along 4 K.M length which damaged forestry and plants for hundreds of dunums.

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