Today, the indigenous Syrian population only retains control over 4.8% of the Occupied Syrian Golan, the rest has been expropriated for military use or allocated for settlements. In order to maintain the occupation and secure control over the Occupied Syrian Golan’s natural resources, approximately 23,000 Israeli settlers have been illegally relocated to the Occupied Syrian Golan, and accommodated in 34 settlements (33 agricultural settlements and 1 town).