Biblically, the land now known as the Golan Heights was referred to as Bashan. The word Golan appears to be derived from the biblical city of “Golan in Bashan,” first mentioned in Deuteronomy 4:43 and Joshua 21:27.27
Goldan Heights is cosidered as a Syrian city captured by Isreal.
Golan Height was first captured from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war, annexed it in 1981 and now a number of Jews live there. A vast majority of the international community considers the move illegal under international law.
A Six-Day War on June 1967 ended in decisive victories for the Israelites, which seized the Golan Heights from Syria. Syrian forces attempted to reclaim the territory in 1973 which failed. That war ended with an armistice that left most of the Golan Heights in Israeli hands. In 1981, Israel passed a law that effectively annexed it.
Meanwhile Isreal prime minister Naftali Bennet said on Yesterday Sunday 26, 2021 that plans are been put in place to incresae the number of settlers.