Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab responds to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remark earlier this week that the Golan Heights will remain in Israeli hands “forever,” saying that the territory Israel captured in the 1967 Six Day War will return to Syrian control.
“We won’t give up on our territorial completeness or on the unification of our social fabric,” Hijab says. “We won’t concede a single grain of soil. The Golan is Syrian land and it will be returned to Syria. Former Syrian president Hafez Assad is the one who gave over the Golan. That’s the truth. If it weren’t for the support of the Israeli occupation, President Bashar Assad wouldn’t remain [in power] until now.”