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Golan Heights

/ˈɡəʊˌlæn/
plural noun
1.
a range of hills in the Middle East, possession of which is disputed between Israel and Syria: under Syrian control until 1967 when they were stormed by Israeli forces; Jewish settlements have since been established. Highest peak: 2224 m (7297 ft)
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Golan Heights [(goh-lahn)]

A hilly area on the border between Israel and Syria that Israel seized from Syria after a fierce battle during the Six-Day War of 1967. Israel and Syria have not been able to agree on terms of its return to Syria.

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