Syria vows to use ‘any means necessary’ to take back Golan
Foreign minister blasts Israeli cabinet meeting in former Syrian territory as a ‘political attack’
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad speaks to al-Mayadeen on April 17, 2016 (screenshot)
Syria hit back at Israel Sunday hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Golan Heights will remain in Israeli hands. Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad warned that his war-torn state would retake the plateau by any means necessary.
Netanyahu had convened the first-ever cabinet meeting in the Golan Heights, and used the occasion to declare that the territory seized by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War would forever remain a part of Israel.