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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Palestinian group says preparing to fight for Golan Heights



Al-Rafeed is a Syrian village within the Israeli 1974 cease-fire boundary and now it has
become a staging area for Islamist determined to destroy Israel.
A Palestinian nationalist organization in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to reclaim territory occupied by Israel, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah that they would support such operations.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) said it was preparing for new operations after nearly 40 years of quiet on the Israel-Syria border.
"The leadership of the PFLP-GC announces that it will form brigades to work on liberating all violated (occupied) territories, first and foremost the occupied Golan," it said in a statement late on Friday.
"The Popular Front's leaders have opened the door to all Syrian citizens to volunteer in the formation of the resistance."
Israel launched a series of air strikes around Damascus last week that inflamed tensions in the region.
Intelligence sources said Israel was trying to take out "game-changing" Iranian weapons destined for Hezbollah.
Assad and his father, who ruled for 30 years before him, maintained calm in the Golan despite an official state of war between the two countries and Syria's support for the resistance in Lebanon and Gaza.
But following last week's strikes, which shook the Syrian capital and set its skyline alight with flames, Assad was quoted by state media as saying he would turn the Golan into a "resistance front" and would allow combatants to attack Israel from the area.
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 A picture taken from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights shows Syrian residents gathering near the boundary fence near the southern Syrian village of al-Rafide on 7 May 2013

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