Quneitra, Occupied Golan- In line with its hostile practices against the occupied Syrian Golan, the Israeli occupation authorities deliberately set fire to the occupied town of Banias in the northern sector on Tuesday.
SANA quoted a number of the Golan residents as saying that the fire spread over huge spaces of agricultural and forest areas from east of the archeological town of Banias to Shilal Sa'ar area.
Governor of Quneitra, Hussein Arnous, indicated to the repeated violations by the Israeli occupation of international resolutions, adding that the governorate has taken a set if precautionary measures to extinguish any fire set by the Israeli occupation authorities along the "cease fire" line.
In turn, head of the Environment Affairs Department in the governorate, Hamzeh Suleiman, said that the occupation forces have set three fires in the Golan in the last few weeks with the aim of harming the environment and the people of the area for their adherence to their lands.
Israeli settlers also assaulted the shrine of Sultan Ibrahim in Banias in the occupied Syrian Golan, desecrating its walls with racist graffiti. They also attempted to attack the shrine of al-Khidr.
Alameddin Beshara, custodian of Sultan Ibrahim shrine, said that this crime against Golan's sanctities are settlers who came from settlements in occupied Jerusalem, and that this isn't the first time they attacked the shrine; they started attacking it since July 2011.
Beshara told SANA that settlers come every week and attempt to provide locals and break into the two shrines, but the people of the occupied Golan always stand up to them and resist them with all their strength.