Syrian residents of the occupied Golan Heights observed today a general strike in protest against Israel’s installation of wind turbines on agricultural lands owned by the local residents.
Reports said Israeli occupation forces fired teargas and rubber-coated metal bullets at residents who gathered in the fields earlier in the morning in an effort to prevent the installation of the turbines. Two were injured, said the reports.
The strike was called for by Golani organizations, which urged the public to foil the attempt to install the huge wind turbines in their lands.
Over the past two days, the Israeli forces closed a number of main roads in Golan Heights and prevented people from accessing their agricultural lands in the area where the turbines will be installed.
Nevertheless, a number of local residents gathered on the roads leading to their agricultural lands to prevent the Israeli forces from reaching the targeted sites.