Israel has given permission for an American company to drill for oil on the Golan, liberated from Syrian occupation in 1967.
Genie Energy had been issued an exclusive permit on Wednesday by Israel’s Energy and Water Resources Ministry to drill for oil.
This allows for oil exploration in a 153 square mile in the south of Golan Heights.
“Based on its preliminary analysis and interpretation of existing geological data, that the newly issued license area may contain significant quantities of conventional oil and gas in relatively tight formations, the development of which would entail significantly different technical approaches and project timelines than the other projects,” Genie Energy said in a statement.
Israel annexed Golan from Syria in June 1967 after a six-day war, with an estimated 2,500 Syrian fatalities and 591 taken prisoner. Despite being annexed in 1981, this move is not internationally recognised.
Israel-Syria peace talks halted oil permits for the area 20 years ago, with the relinquishment of Golan being one of the key facets. The talks however were never resolved.
God of Israel has blessed His people. Both the good, the bad and the ugly among them.
The Golan Heights have never been the property of Syria. This area was occupied by Syrian forces in 1948, and used for the purpose of sending machine gun rounds into the Galilee.
The Syrian terror against Northern Israel ended when the Golan Heights was liberated in 1967.
So the Lord our God also gave into our hands Og king of Bashan and all his army. We struck them down, leaving no survivors.
Today the Golan heights is even more important than ever for the Israeli Army. If Islamic Jihad is able to remove the Basher al-Assad regime, the Islamic terrorists would equally have moved their terror beck into the Galilee.
Ignorant citizens of Planet Earth. wake up. Support Israel in her bid to defend the Jewish homeland.
Written by Ivar