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(Syria) Israel burying nuclear waste in Golan

Syria has complained to the United Nations about a series of Israeli wrongdoings in the Golan Heights including burying nuclear waste.

The complaint was made in a report Syria handed to a UN fact-finding committee comprised of Senegal, Sri Lanka and Malaysia's ambassadors, Ha'aretz said.

The report came after Syria held a third round of indirect negotiations with Israel in Turkey last week. A Turkish government source said Thursday that both sides agreed to hold a fourth round of indirect negotiations in Turkey in late July.

Syria listed in the report a number of human rights violations committed by Israel against the Golan's Druze inhabitants.

Damascus also charged that Israel confiscates the Israeli ID cards of Druze students who return from studies in Syria, and that Golan residents continue to serve prison terms in Israeli jails, some for dozens of years.

Syria also protested the expansion in the strategic plateau of Israeli settlements, as well as lamenting the fact that Golan residents continue to be injured by mines planted in the region.

Israel seized the Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 in a move never recognized by the international community.


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Added: Jul-6-2008 
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