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Source: HT

 Context: Recently, India has voted in favour of a UN General Assembly draft resolution expressing deep concern over Israel’s failure to withdraw from the Syrian Golan Heights.

The resolution called for Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Golan to the June 4, 1967 line, emphasizing the hindrance of the occupation to achieving a just, comprehensive, and lasting peace in the region.

The Golan Heights, spanning about 1,800 km2, is a basaltic plateau bordered by the Yarmouk River, the Sea of Galilee, Hula Valley, Mount Hermon, and Wadi Raqqad. It was captured by Israel from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War.