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11
December
2019

United Nation Resolution 242, 1967

In November 1967, after the Six-Day War, the United Nations Security Council passed the unanimously approved UN Resolution 242. In this resolution, regarding the situation in the Middle East, stated that every country had the right to have secure boarders.

... respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force; …

The State of Israel as a sovereign nation wants to have secure boundaries, so its inhabitants may have a peaceful life. In order to guaranty this, Israel wants to have sovereignty over the disputed territories under its control. That is, both the Golan Heights and the Jordan Valley where it has stationed military troops. Why these two regions? Because Israel needs defensible boarders, and the strategical use of these geographical high areas gives them an advantage on those who attack the nation.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: History