5 June 2014

In January 2014, the Israeli cabinet approved a proposal to develop 30,000 dunams (7,400 acres) of land in the Occupied Syrian Golan for agricultural use. This plan involves the establishment of 750 farming estates with a $108 million investment from the Israeli government to provide agricultural training, water system upgrades, and land mine clearance over the next four years.

Given the historical and political context of this region, this proposed agricultural expansion will only benefit the Jewish settlers in the Occupied Syrian Golan and further marginalise and economically disadvantage the indigenous Syrians in this region.

 

Read the full document:  Israeli Agricultural Settlement Expansion in the Occupied Syrian Golan During the Syrian Conflict

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