Syria: Referendum legislation makes mockery of int'l law

November 23, 2010 17:32

The Syrian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned the Knesset's decision to approve the National Referendum Law which will require either a Knesset super-majority or a national referendum in order to hand over any annexed territories as part of a future peace deal.

"The Knesset's decision to pass the bill makes a mockery of international law. The international community considers east Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan Heights to be occupied territories," a Syrian Foreign Ministry announcement read.The statement also said that the law is designed for "those that still under the illusion that the Israeli government is interested in peace.

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