Israel_Roberta wrote:After the six day war, Syria signed a disengagement agreement that left the Golan in
Israel's hands. In June 2007, Israel said they would return the Golan Heights back in
exchange for peace, but Syria did not cooperate. Only now, in march 2009, "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Tel Aviv has agreed to return the strategic Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to Syria in return for peace."
Dear delegate of Israel, please state your sources which states that Syria didn't accept the offer of 100%
of the Golan Heights area with free access for its water sources.
Israel never actually agreed to turn in all of the Golan Heights area to Syria. It is true that Israel is trying to make a peace agreement with Syria, but under absurd conditions.
"Based on recent events that happened in Israel, both Israel and Syria held four rounds of indirect negotiations under Turkey’s mediation. Unfortunately until now this negotiation hasn’t shown a significant progress. Israel still stands with its position to keep its lake’s vital water supplies in Golan area, a demand that Syria totally rejected and it has caused a brutal reaction from Syria which makes the tension between two parties increase." (Quote from http://prakdipunpar2008.wordpress.com/2008/09/15/mid-exam3/)
So dear delegate, how can Israel propose to give back Golan Heights without giving back any of its water supplies. Dear delegate of Israel, is it right to give back a land to its rightful owner while denying their rights for their own water supply? Is it right to deny thirsty citizens of Syria their rights for a fresh supply of water? How can Syria accept an offer which will be literally useless for Syria? Syria wants the Golan Heights due to its water supplies which are rightfully theirs.
"Blamed on a combination of climate change, man-made desertification and lack of irrigation, up to 60 percent of Syria's land and 1.3 million people (of a population of 22 million) are affected, according to the UN. Just over 800,000 people have lost their entire livelihood, according to the UN and IFRC.
No-one knows exactly how many people have migrated across the country because of the drought. The Syrian Ministry for Agriculture and Agrarian Reform's estimate in July was 40,000 to 60,000 families, with 35,000 from Hassakeh alone. But with people moving all the time, the figure is likely to be an underestimate." (Quote from http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=85963)
So dear delegate, is it right to deny these 40,000 to 60,000 families water? Syria can't accept an offer which will deny their access to Golan Height's water, so it is irrelevent to give Syria the Golan Heights back without access to a water supply.