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Lebanese judicial decision to survey occupied territories adjacent to Syrian Golan

March 27, 2019 at 3:25 am

The Lebanese real estate judge, Ahmad Mezher, has requested a survey of the Lebanese territories occupied by Israel in the outlying areas of Kfarchouba and Chebaa adjacent to the occupied Syrian Golan.

The request will pave the way for the survey of these lands in the name of the Lebanese Republic and the names of the Lebanese owners.

The Lebanese judiciary raised the issue following US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Syrian Golan.

The decision is the third of its kind after two decisions to survey the occupied territories in Blida, and Al-Adisa (Marjeyoun).

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The resolution called for “the completion of the scanning of the occupied Lebanese lands in the real estate village of Kfarchouba, up to the borders of Chebaa farms or the real estate of Chebaa, without exceeding them, until the opening of the demarcation and liberalization in the real estate area of Chebaa.”

The resolution called for “the designation of the occupied Lebanese lands on the concerned territories in all the pictures and the maps that it addresses, with the relevant records being organized under the name of the Lebanese Republic.”

According to Lebanese historians, the law stipulates that Lebanon should return to the basis of the Armistice Agreements, the demarcation of the borders in 1920, and the definition of Lebanese borders based on resolution 318 issued by French general Henri Gouraud on 31 August 1920.