"The Czech Republic fully supports the UNSC resolution on the Golan Heights. We also support the joint European position according to which this territory is considered as occupied. We do not want to violate international law or international resolutions in any way", Petricek said after his meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil on Wednesday. Bassil, in his turn, argued that Trump’s decision violated Syria’s rights.
Moreover, the Lebanese top diplomat asked Prague not to pursue the planned relocation of the Czech embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to disputed Jerusalem.
US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on the issue on Monday. Notably, the Czech Republic was one of the states that said it planned to follow the US example and relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The Golan Heights has been mostly under Israel's control since the country seized the area during the 1967 Six-Day War. While Israel adopted a law that de facto annexed the territory in 1981, the United Nations declared that the move was void, without any legal effects. In 2018, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution urging Israel to immediately withdraw its forces from the area after the country organized local elections in the area on 30 October.