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SYRIA: Assad warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Palestinians in meeting with Moussa

Moussa and assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad told Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Monday that Arab governments need to take "urgent" action to reverse Israel's policy of "ethnic cleansing" in the occupied Palestinian territories, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

During a meeting in Damascus, Assad and Moussa reportedly discussed resolutions recently passed by the Arab League in response to continued Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem as well as a recent Israeli military court rulings that critics say could lead to the expulsion of tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank.

The new orders allow for the expulsion of any individual in the West Bank without the proper permit, but according to the Abu Dhabi-based English Language paper the National, the wording is so vague it could be used against anyone, prompting 10 Israeli human rights groups to write an open letter of protest to Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

The meeting in Damascus did not appear to have produced any concrete measures, but rather focused on strengthening existing resolutions.

-- Meris Lutz in Beirut

Photo: Syrian President Bashar Assad meets with the Arab League's Amr Moussa. Credit: SANA

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There is not one Jew left alive in Syria today, what a monumental hypercrit!! They were all expelled or fled, and then the remaining 100 or less were unwed women who were kept captive for 25+ years until they were old maides. They were married off to strangers in Israel sight unseen so they could take advantage of newly enacted family re-unification laws in order to exit Syria. What a man, a real hero to the Palestinians by supplying scuds and munitions while taking aid and instruction from the bloodthirsty Iranians.

It is interesting to hear the leader of a country that killed between 7000 and 40000 of its own citizens when attacking the city of Hama in 1982 talk about ethnic cleansing.

If Israel wanted to do "ethnic cleansing" it would have been done a long time ago. Ass-ad is one to talk.

It's just matter of time before Israel make another blunder as it has been doing for years now, while they wishfully thinking 2012 reelection of Obama can not happen and therefore he can't open Israel archived records for close scrutiny and dishing out justice without a care for foreign lobbies in US homeland!


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