Subjects – Syria Report

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The Israeli government has moved forward with a new settlement policy that plans to double, and eventually quadruple, the Israeli settler population in the Golan Heights. In opposition to the plan, hundreds of Syrians, most of whom are from the Druze community, in the village of Masada protested against Israel’s policy to increase settlements, while a number of Israeli media outlets have questioned the government’s policy.
On September 30, 2021, the British government delisted prominent Syrian businessman Nizar Al-Assaad, Former Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Minister Ahmad Al-Qadri, Former Minister of Defence Ali Habib Mahmoud, Former Minister of Industry Mohammad Maen Zein Al-Abidin Jazba, and Deputy Director-General of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC) Salam Tohme from its sanctions list.




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