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Monday, November 21, 2011

Palestinian Arabs - for Syria

While SANA, Syria's news agency, is pretty much nothing but propaganda, this story seems to be true although heavily spun:

Palestinian figures and a crowd of the people of the occupied Syrian Golan on Saturday held a meeting of solidarity with Syria at the People's House in Bqa'ata village in the occupied Golan. The meeting was titled 'No to Arab League Decisions, Yes to the Resistant Syria'.

Archbishop Atallah Hanna of the Sebaste Roman Orthodox Church regretted it has started to become clear that there are Arab sides involved in conspiring against Syria, noting these countries are working at the behest of the U.S.A to implement colonialist projects not in the interest of the Arab nation and peoples.

Sheikh Naser Darawsheh, Imam of al-Abiyad Mosque in al-Nasserieh city in the occupied Palestinian territories since 1948, said that Syria will not be harmed by the conspiracies hatched against it, stressing that the Palestinian people wholeheartedly stand by Syria.

Saeed Naffa', head of the Arab Communication Committee, criticized the Arab League's decision on suspending Syria's membership, affirming that Syria will overcome the crisis it is going through.

In the occupied Jerusalem, dozens of Palestinians staged a sit-in in front of the U.S. Consulate to express condemnation of the U.S. hostile policy towards Syria and rejection of the Arab League decisions against it.
The socialist Palestinian Arab parties like the PFLP seem to be supporting Syria quite heavily. Hamas and Fatah have been much more careful, worried that they might (as in so many times in the past) back the wrong horse.