If Syria Gets The Golan Back...A `Shouting Fence' May Fall Silent

Like a scene from a Wild West movie, the Syrian town of El Quneitra is a ghost town. Razed by Israeli troops as they pulled out of the eastern strip of the Golan Heights in 1974, buildings lie flat like pancakes or pushed over into heaps of rubble. The Syrians say they have left it as they found it, to serve, according to Jamal Salem, a government spokesman based in the town, "as a living witness" of Israel's legacy on the Golan.

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