EU warns Israel: Borders cannot be changed by military force

The European Union points out that it does not recognise Israel’s sovereignty over any territory that the regime has occupied since 1967, following the Six Day War.

“The manu militari borders cannot be changed (by military force). This is a dangerous idea. International norms must be respected”, said Federica Mogherini, head of European Union (EU) Diplomacy, referring to Israel’s regime.

In statements made during a debate with MEPs in Strasbourg (eastern France), the European High Representative again rejected the illegal US measure of recognising Israel’s supposed sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

“The EU’s position on the status of the Golan Heights has not changed. In line with international law and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions 242 and 497, the European Union does not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights,” he stressed.

The EU has repeatedly defended the right of the Syrian Government over its national territory occupied by Israel. It has also warned Washington of the illegality of its pro-Israeli act on the Golan.

The recognition of the occupied Golan as Israeli territory isolated the US government in the world, as it was denounced everywhere for violating international law.

Most of the Syrian Golan plateau fell under Israeli control after its occupation in June 1967 in the Six-Day War. The Tel Aviv regime incorporated the Altos into its legal system in 1981, implying their de facto annexation despite the rejection of the international community, in particular the United Nations Security Council.

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