What is the strategic importance of Golan Heights?

Golan Heights is the name of plateau in south western part of Syria. It is annexed by Israel in 1967. Presently 2/3rd area of Golan Heights is under the control of Israel. Remaining part is under control of Syria.

Importance of Golan Heights: It provides strategic significance to Israel as Damascus (Capital of Syria) is clearly visible from Golan Heights. Golan Heights area is the key source of water for Israel. The Soil of Golan Heights is so fertile that it is useful to cultivate Vine yards and Orchards.

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