[Marxism] Syria and the Palestinians: 'Almost no other Arab state has as much Palestinian blood on its hands' | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Mar 7 17:54:59 MST 2012


By *Michael Karadjis*

March 7, 2012  The declaration by Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of 
Hamas, that his movement was backing the popular uprising in Syria 
against the brutal regime of Hafez al-Assad was widely reported, as was 
the significance of his statement to worshipers at Cairo's Al Azhar 
mosque. Hamas, while ruling the Gaza Strip, had its exile leadership 
based in Syria; now Haniyeh was perhaps betting on a new strategic 
relationship with post-Mubarak Egypt. Haniyeh saluted "the heroic Syrian 
people, who are striving for freedom, democracy and reform".

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/2766

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