Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

AJE: Israel criticized for oil drilling in occupied Golan Heights

In the southern Golan Heights, an Israeli-American energy company is drilling for oil in violation of international law. (Photo: Patrick Strickland)

My latest feature at Al Jazeera English was co-written with my colleague Creede Newton and takes a deeper look into Israel allowing energy companies to drill in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.

Genie Energy has been granted exclusive rights to exploratory drilling, despite that international law prohibits the pillaging of resources by an occupier in any occupied territory.

Click here to read the whole story.

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