The Golan Heights is a rocky plateau at the southern end of the Anti-Lebanon Mountains, and straddles the borders of Syria and Israel. Israel currently holds about two-thirds of the territory, which it captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed in 1981, while Syria holds the remaining one-third.
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Mount Hermon is in the Golan Heights. This is Israel's highest mountain and is home to country's sole ski resort.
Gamla is a Nature Reserve and Archaeological Site in the Golan Heights. 'Gamla' means a "camel" in Hebrew, the name of the hill top location clearly taking its name from a resemblance to a camel's hump.
Qatzrin is the largest town in the Golan Heights, population approximately 7,000.