Is Syria behind the latest conflict in Gaza and Israel?

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Is Syria behind the latest conflict in Gaza and Israel?

The conflict between Israel and the Palastinians has been growing despite the efforts of leaders in the region to diffuse it. Reports are emerging that Syria is intent on destabilizing the region to hide its own actions in Lebanon. However as with anything in the Middle East its hard to see the truth.

According to the report, a senior Egyptian official told the paper that
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Syria may be interested in focusing international attention on the situation in Gaza and the West Bank, instead of the situation in Lebanon.

The current escalation on the Palestinian front is in the interest of the Syrians.

Indeed the continuation of this situation may embarrass leaders in the Arab world, and force them to go back on their decision to send low-level officials to the Arab Summit, which is set to take place in Damscus.


Asked whether Hizbullah was responsible for the Jerusalem shooting spree, the official responded that "there is not enough evidence, but an investigation is ongoing."

The official then went on to insinuate that Syria may have had a hand in the attack.

More here http://www.jpost.com/servle...

A second report presumably citing the same sources says that
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An unnamed senior Egyptian official on Saturday said that the possibility that Syria is influencing Palestinian factions Hamas and Islamic Jihad to reject Egyptian offers to mediate a cease-fire between them and Israel, the London-based Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat reported.


 http://haaretz.com/hasen/sp...
By netchicken: posted on 9-3-2008








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