Joint letter from Al-Marsad and Adalah to Israeli Defense Ministry
In July 2017, Al-Marsad and Adalah wrote to Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, the Military Advocate General Sharon Ofek, and head of the Israeli military’s Northern Command Yoel Strick, regarding the danger posed to residents of Majdal Shams by Israeli military outposts and minefields. Since 1967, it is estimated that at least 69 civilian residents of the Golan Heights have been wounded by land mines. Among these, 18 died, half of whom were children. Israeli civilians, Israeli soldiers and tourists have also been victims of landmines, however, accurate figures on casualties are difficult to obtain.
Al-Marsad submits objection to “Hermon National Park” plan
On 9 September 2016 Al-Marsad submitted an objection to the “Hermon National Park” plan. The objection was submitted to the Israeli District Planning Committee in Nazareth, in the name of 40 people from the Syrian villages of Majdal Shams and Ein Qynia in the Occupied Syrian Golan. The “Hermon National Park” plan confiscates approximately 82,000 dunams of land by the Israeli authorities, that has been used by the native Syrian residents of Majdal Shams and Ein Qynia since Ottoman rule for grazing, agriculture and urbanization.Many of the objectors have documents demonstrating private land ownership, whilst others have documents issued by the commission endowments of Majdal Shams, giving them the right to build on the land.
Joint letter from Al-Marsad and Adalah to Israeli Ministry of Infrastructure on illegal oil exploration in Occupied Syrian Golan
In February 2016, Al-Marsad and Adalah wrote to the Israeli Ministry of Infrastructure demanding the immediate cancellation of permits to begin drilling for oil in 11 different locations in the Occupied Syrian Golan – underlining that under international humanitarian law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, the Occupied Syrian Golan is “occupied territory, and its inhabitants are under occupation and are considered protected peoples…the oil is property that cannot be exploited, and doing so would be considered a war crime under the Rome Statute.”
Al-Marsad’s Position Paper on the Nakba and Naksa Day Protests
Al Marsad condemns the illegal, disproportionate and unjustified actions of members of the Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) against peacefully protesting civilians at the United Nations Monitored Ceasefire Line during May and June 2011.
Al-Marsad’s Position Paper on the Israeli Government’s Decision to Relieve Illegal Jewish Settlers in the Occupied Syrian Golan from Paying Tax
Al-Marsad condemns the Israeli government’s recent decision to relieve illegal Jewish settlers from paying tax.