We want our mountains back
Facebook allowed residents of the Golan Heights to enter
Israel as their country of residence, Syria blocked the social
networking site altogether.
Depending on who you ask, the Golan Heights were either occupied or
liberated by Israel in 1967, but de iure they are still Syrian
territory, although some groups in Lebanon also claim a small chunk of
land belongs neither to Syria or Israel, but cedar loving Lebanon.
Until now, residents of the occupied territory were not allowed to use
Israel as their place of residence, and they had to opt for Syria or
leave the box blank like most people do anyway.
It seems Syrian surfers are easily bypassing the government block and
accessing the site anyway. Some observers believe the government was
merely looking for an excuse to ban Facebook, after it realized it
could be spread dissent, much like in neighboring Iran.