Syria vowed to attack Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights, according to a report from World Israel News.
According to the report, the warning was given in an official capacity to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization [UNTSO) Kristin Lund by Syrian deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad.
The warning comes after Blue and White party politicians Gabi Ashkenazi, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz and Moshe Ya’alon visited the area on Monday and vowed never to give it up.
“We will increase the numbers of residents in the Golan, sending a resounding message to all – we will never relinquish the Golan Heights,” Gantz said, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“We will enlist the support of the US and the international community to promote Israel’s interests on our northern border.”
Lapid said, “we will never give up the Golan Heights. It is ours and it will stay ours.”