Syria’s Palestinians

4 Aug

Forever f*ckedand used: “Deadly Attack on Refugee Camp in Syria Could Shift Palestinian Allegiances to Rebels”

From The New York Times:

BEIRUT, Lebanon

“The first explosion tore into a busy street in Damascus. The second, which occurred minutes later as neighbors rushed to help those wounded in the first, may put an end, analysts said, to the effort by Palestinians in Syria to stay out of the country’s widening conflict…

“The Palestinian cause is a central cause; it’s a builder of legitimacy and a basis for everything else,” said Joshua Landis, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma. “The regime is clearly very protective of the issue, and the rebels are trying to establish a connection to it as well.”



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