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Friday, June 25, 2010

News from the PalArabic press

There are rumors that Hamas plans to remove a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that was erected by Egypt in Khan Younis, and replace it with something else. The monument is meant to commemorate those who died in the 1956 Sinai campaign. No hard evidence for this move is being reported, but there is concern that this could further erode the already strained relations between Egypt and Hamas.

An eight-year old child was shot in the head and killed in a "family dispute" in central Gaza.

The government of Turkey has supposedly asked Syria to take down the many posters that have popped up showing Turkish prime minister Erdogan together with Bashir Assad, Hassan Nesrollah, Khaled Meshal and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Erdogan is stressing that he is still in full solidarity with that gang, but now is not the time for the West to see these sorts of things. The Syrian government did as asked with impressive speed, and even arrested the printers of the posters for good measure, according to the article.