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“Israel” awards US oil firm license to drill in Golan Heights

Press TV

The Israeli regime has awarded a US energy company a license to drill for oil on Syriaโ€™s occupied Golan Heights.

Industry sources said on Thursday that Genie Energy won the license following reports last year that Tel Aviv had decided to allow oil and gas exploration on Golan Heights.

The New Jersey-based company has yet to obtain further work permits before it can launch the drilling operation.

Israel occupied and annexed the Golan Heights in 1967, in a move not recognized by the United Nations and the international community.

Israelis have been settling extensively in the highly strategic plateau, which is also the site of a major Israeli wind turbine project.

The Golan’s status has been one of the core issues in the Israeli-Syrian row, with Damascus demanding full return of territory.

Israel’s reach for the energy resources in the region comes amid a prolonged deadly unrest which has been plaguing Syria since March 2011…

5 responses to ““Israel” awards US oil firm license to drill in Golan Heights

  1. carinaragno February 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    please tell me how this is happening when Israel was ordered out of Occupied Golan by UN ??

  2. realistic bird February 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    They do as they wish because no one stands in their way except a few. They kill UN soldiers and the UN does nothing.

    On another note, hope you are well๐Ÿ™‚

  3. carinaragno February 22, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    thank you, same to you … well if Syria goes and takes Golan back with Israel’s stunts i hope Russia backs them up … Syria as every right to, however we already know what reaction would be

  4. realistic bird February 22, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks๐Ÿ™‚

    The Golan will be taken back but at the right time. This has been Syrian strategy for a long time, take in things over the long run. Israelis are digging a hole for themselves by their own hands.

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