Israeli occupation of Syrian Golan in 1967

During the first few days of the 1967 Arab Israeli War, at an Israeli Military General meeting, General Rehabam Zeevi declared that the Syrian Golan had to be cleared of its population. Israel seized and occupied 1,250 km2 of the Syrian Golan (roughly 70% of the Syrian Golan, containing 344 villages and farms). Israel secured control of the natural resources and cleared the indigenous population. Approximately 131,000 native Syrian inhabitants (out of 137,000) were forcibly transferred or displaced from the Occupied Syrian Golan.

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