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Syria Foments Trouble in Israel: Gaddafi Was Right

by | 15th, May 2011

AFTER a brief hiatus, Syria and Islamists have placed Israel back on the mainstream news. The break in the usual obsession even caused the monocular Yasmin Alibhai-Brown to shift slightly:

As Gaddafi systematically massacres his people and the country descends into civil war, as armies slaughter civilians in Yemen and Bahrain, now Syria, I ask why good people have focused only on Palestine/Israel for more than half a century and not attended to the brutality and oppression endemic in the Islamic states.

Today, the protests to mark the 63rd anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel left 13 dead. Thousands of people entered the Druze town of Majdal Shams and breached the border into Israel. The Jerusalem Post , says the village in the Golan is now calm.

One Israeli official tells AFP:

“Syria is a police state. Demonstrators do not randomly approach the border without the prior approval of the central government.”

The talk of late has been of a two-state solutuion and Palestinian unity. Here’s what Ismail Haniyeh, prime minister of the Hamas government in Gaza, has to say :

“Palestinians mark the occasion this year with great hope of bringing to an end the Zionist project in Palestine.”

Back in Syria , where President Assad’s goons have been murdering the people:

Syria condemned on Sunday Israel’s “criminal activities” in the Golan Heights, the Palestinian territories and southern Lebanon where Israeli forces had fired to disperse pro-Palestinian protests.

You might sneer. Some say Assad is keen for trouble to return to Israel . Gaddafi tried it :

Palestinian refugees should capitalize on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Sunday.

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