Statement by the Tánaiste on Ireland’s position on the Golan Heights
Statement25 March 2019
Statement by the Tánaiste on Ireland’s position on the Golan Heights.
Ireland regards the Golan Heights as Syrian territory under Israeli occupation. The Government has no plans to alter that position.
Annexation of territory by force is prohibited under international law, including the UN Charter. This is a fundamental principle of the relation of states and the rule of law in the modern world.
Our view of the behaviour of the current Syrian government does not negate this principle.
Israeli annexation, and recognition of it, also ignore the wishes of the inhabitants of the area.
25 March 2019