Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Palestinians Split On Supporting Assad In Syria's Civil War

Report: Palestinians In Syria Divided -- UPI

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Armed Palestinian factions opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad may join the fight against pro-government forces, observers say.

There are an estimated half-million Palestinians living in Syria and both sides in the 19-month-old conflict have been courting their support, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

"The regime has been trying to enlist the Palestinians, and the rebels have been trying to do the same," Hilal Khashan, a political science professor at American University of Beirut, told the newspaper in a report from Abu Dhabi. "As the civil war in Syria continues to unfold, I think the Palestinian fratricide will be a chapter."

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More News On Palestinians Divided in Their Support Of The Assad Government

Palestinians in Syria face off over Assad -- Financial Times
Syrian rebels arm Palestinians against Assad -- Reuters
Syria rebels form brigade to battle pro-Assad Palestinians -- Haaretz
Syria rebels, Palestinian fighters clash -- The Australian
Syria rebels 'clash with army, Palestinian fighters' -- AFP
Syrian troops, rebels clash in Palestinian refugee camp -- Haaretz/AP
Clashes in Syria's largest Palestinian refugee camp -- Al Bawaba

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