Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will put forth a resolution demanding the construction of a settlement on the occupied Syrian Golan Heights, which will bear the name of US President Donald Trump. Netanyahu made the announcement while on tour of the occupied Syrian Golan Heights with his wife Sara on Tuesday.

"All Israelis were deeply moved when President Trump made a stark decision to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Therefore, after the Passover holiday, I intend to bring to the government a resolution calling for a new community on the Golan Heights, named after President Donald J. Trump," the Israeli leader said.

Netanyahu explained that the decision is a form of gratitude towards the US President, who recognised Israel's sovereignty over the region in March.

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