Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz said on Tuesday that the occupied Syrian Golan heights will remain under Israeli control Ã¢â‚¬Å“for everÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Israeli online daily Maariv reported that Mofaz uttered his statements while touring Katzrin settlement in the Golan.
Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“We must continue settling the Golan Heights; we must do whatever is necessary to prosper the area and its industriesÃ¢â‚¬Â, Mofaz said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Golan Heights will remain under Israeli control foreverÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Mofaz visited the settlement and placed the cornerstone of an industrial zone for High-tech industries.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We will do our best to advance settlements activities and development in the NegevÃ¢â‚¬Â, Mofaz stated.
Mofaz also said that the military offensive against the Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza will continue; adding that the army will strike every location in Gaza Ã¢â‚¬Å“in order to stop the firing of homemade shellsÃ¢â‚¬Â.