Golan Heights

During the six-day war of 1967 Israel seized (and still retains) about 1300 sq km, the majority of this rocky plateau in SW Syria, although the highest point (Mt Hermon at 2814 m) is not Israeli occupied. This is a fertile area and provides much of Israel’s fresh water.

See also: Israel.

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