Palestinian Refugees in Syria Stage Rally in Solidarity with Intifada
By Nabil Al Mulhem
Albawaba.com – Damascus
Hundred of Palestinian refugees and Syrians took the streets in Palestine refugee camp, to the south of Damascus, on Thursday evening in a march to show solidarity with the Aqsa Intifada.
Anti-Israel and US slogans were chanted and flags of both countries burned. Piles of American products were set ablaze. Cigarettes and clothes were added to fire while the crowds shouting slogans calling for boycotting the products in protest of US complete bias to Israel, according to participants.
The protestors issued a statement before the rally calling on the Arab governments to wage a war against Israel, condemning what they called “shy measures” taken by the Arab governments against the Jewish state.
The statement said that Egypt’s calling back its Ambassador to Tel Aviv this week “was below what was hoped from a country considered the center of the Arab world,” adding that peace treaties signed separately between Jordan and Egypt on the one hand, and Israel on the other should be abolished.
More demonstrations are expected in Damascus after Friday prayers.
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