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23 Oct

Israel Bombs Syrian Artillery in Occupied Golan Heights

Israel struck three Syrian artillery cannons on Saturday, in response to alleged shelling. According to the Israeli military, five projectiles entered the northern occupied Golan region, coming from Syria. However, the location of only four rockets was identified. The rockets landed in open areas, with no injuries or damage. Israeli […]

17 Oct

Israel Attacks Anti-aircraft Battery in Syria

The Israeli air force carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery near the Syrian capital of Damascus, after it fired a missile targeting Israel Air Force planes flying in Syria. According to Haaretz, the reason for the attack is a launch of an Sa5-type missile at Israeli reconnaissance […]

27 Jun

Israel Attacks Syrian Positions, Protects Al-Nusra Terror Hordes in the Occupied Golan

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : The Israeli army launched two attacks against Syrian Arab Amy (SAA) position within two days, claiming shells had been fired from Syrian-controlled territory into the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan heights. Israeli involvement and manipulations have, since 2013, created a “safe zone” for Al-Nusra and affiliated terrorists in […]

21 Jun

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Maté. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

19 May

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Pierre Krähenbühl  (nsnbc) : Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving […]

10 May

Syria: Palestinian Refugees’ Water Contaminated with Disease

The Working Group for the Palestinians of Syria has confirmed a spread of serious diseases among Palestinian refugees in the southern region of Damascus. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the group said in a press release, Monday, that the diseases spread in the areas of Yilda, Babila, Beit […]

26 Apr

461 Palestinian Women Killed in Syrian Conflict

About 461 Palestinian refugee women have been killed in Syria as a result of various reasons, including bombing, sniping, clashes and torture, the Action Group for Palestinian of Syria reported Wednesday. According to Al Ray, the group recorded that the total number of Palestinian refugees killed in Syria is 3,483 since the […]

20 Apr

Syria: 1,183 Palestinians ‘Disappeared’

Around 1,183 Palestinians have gone missing in Syria since the start of the campaign to oust Bashar al-Assad, a report said. In a report released on Monday, the Task Group for Palestinians in Syria said that the real number is far beyond 1,183 cases of disappearances among Palestinian refugees in Syria […]

09 Mar

Netanyahu Lobbies Foreign Governments to Accept Israeli Sovereignty in Occupied Syrian Golan

As the Israeli Prime Minister peddles another illegal occupation, al-Marsad uncovers more Syrian villages destroyed by Israel in 1967. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced in a press release, yesterday, that Netanyahu “intends to reiterate to [Russian] President Putin the fact that the Golan Heights is not […]

12 Feb

Syria: Palestinian Refugee Families Displaced due to Bombardment

The Working Group for Syrian Palestinians informed that dozens of Palestinian families were forced to leave Deraa refugee camp and the neighborhood of Tareeq Alasad, due to the ferocious bombardment by the Syrian Arab Army and the growing clashes between the army and its opponents. The group said, in its […]

26 Dec

Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

December 26, 2016 8:33 AM IMEMC News Arab World, Israel, News Report, Palestine, Prisoners 0

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated that an elderly Syrian detainee from the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights, died in detention under circumstances that remain unclear due to lack of information from the Israeli side. Qaraqe stated that the detainee, identified as As’ad al-Wali, 70, was […]

21 Dec

Syria: 3,411 Palestinians Killed since Outbreak of Violence

The action group “Palestinians of Syria” has documented the death of 3,411 Palestinians in Syria since the broke out of events, 455 of which are women.  The NGO published, on Monday evening, a report in which it documented the death toll of Palestinians in Syria, due to the ongoing violent clashes […]

03 Dec

UN General Assembly Adopts “Paper Tiger” Resolution on Israel’s Withdrawal from the Syrian Golan

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : The UN General Assembly adopted yet another resolution demanding Israel to withdraw from the occupies Syrian Golan Heights in line with the resolution of June 4, 1967. However, UN General Assembly resolutions are non-binding and no more than a paper tiger without a unanimous decision by […]

29 Nov

Israel Plots Largest Settlement Expansion in Occupied Syrian Golan since 1980

Arab human rights organization resists Israeli plans to construct 1,600 settlement units, and expropriate 25,000 acres of Syrian land in the occupied Golan.  Al-Marsad: Arab Human Rights Center in the Golan announced, in a press release, that it has written to the European Union, European governments and the Permanent Members […]

19 Nov

Israel Consolidates Grip on Golan Under Cover of Syria’s Chaos

Israeli landmines in the occupied Golan Heights pose a lethal risk to farmers. ~Matt Broomfield, Electronic Intifada “Listen,” Salman Fakherldeen said. “Do you hear?” Below the drone of a farmer’s tractor, the distant clatter of automatic gunfire steadily increased in volume and intensity. Fakherldeen is an activist in the Israeli-occupied […]

21 Oct

UNRWA Statement on Killing of Four Palestinian Refugees in Syria

via Christopher Gunness, UNRWA. [Jerusalem, 21 October, 2016] Four Palestine refugees were killed on the night of 18 October as they attempted to leave the Khan Eshieh Palestine refugee camp, south of the Syrian capital, Damascus, to which access has been highly restricted. Nofeh Mohammed Jarad, who was in her […]

07 Oct

BBC 4 Touts War Criminals who Beheaded Palestinian Child as “Moderate Syrian Rebels”

nsnbc : The BBC war propaganda machinery was busted, again, big time. BBC 4 released a video report, touting the very same members of the Nour al-Din al-Zenki gang who beheaded a Palestinian refugee child as moderate rebels who are fighting the “Syrian regime”. (Photographic comparison courtesy R&U Videos) In […]

24 Sep

Syrian and Palestinian Units Liberate Handarat Refugee Camp from Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham

nsnbc : Units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) supported by the Palestinian Liwa Al-Quds liberated the Palestinian Handarat refugee camp in Aleppo province from Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham, formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusrah, conceded that the Syrian Arab Army and fighters from […]

17 Sep

Israeli Military: Rocket on Syrian Border Taken Down by “Iron Dome” Defense System

(image: Wikipedia) According to the Israeli army, Israel’s “Iron Dome” aerial defense system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria above the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, with no injuries reported. It was reportedly the first successful interception, by the Iron Dome, of rocket fire along the Syrian border, according to […]

09 Sep

Update: Israel Starts Home Demolitions in Syrian Golan, Plans Annexation (VIDEO)

(Featured image: see below for details.) Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Israel has, for the first time, used the illegal home demolition policy it uses in Palestine in the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Tel Aviv declared that Israel and the Golan are “part and parcel” and that the international community should […]

05 Sep

Israeli Army: Mortar Fire from Syria Lands in Golan Heights

September 5, 2016 12:31 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Arab World, News Report 0

A mortar fired from Syria reportedly fell into an open area in the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights on Sunday evening, without causing any injuries, according to the Israeli military. Israeli media quoted an army source as saying the fire was likely a “spillover” from the Syrian civil war. Ma’an […]

22 Jul

Syria: PLO Statement on Beheading of Palestinian Boy in Aleppo (VIDEO)

The Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee, on Thursday, condemned the heinous murder of 12-year-old Abdullah Issa, a Palestinian refugee in Syria and demanded immediate international intervention to bring those behind the beheading to justice. Chief Palestinian negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat issued a press release, recently,  in which he addressed a video […]

08 Jul

Syria: Palestinian Refugees Stuck at Greek Borders

Hundreds of Palestinian refugees fleeing war-torn Syria have been stranded in Greece after local authorities sealed off all passageways to neighboring countries, a rights group reported Friday. According to the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria, hundreds of Palestinian refugees have been stuck near border-areas with Europe after they were […]

27 Jun

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

19 Jun

UNRWA: 3 More Palestinians Killed in Syrian Refugee Camp

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) strongly condemned the ongoing escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which, on 14 June, claimed the lives of another three Palestine refugees in Khan Eshieh camp, and continues gravely to endanger the safety of […]

10 Jun

UNRWA: Violence in Syria Destroys Civilian Homes, Claims 2 Palestinian Lives

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), on Wednesday, deplored the escalation of the armed conflict in Syria which, in recent days, has claimed the lives of two Palestine refugees in the northern city of Aleppo, and continues to gravely endanger the […]

Archbishop Sewerios Malki Murad, right, speaks during a graduation ceremony for Syriac Christian students in Bethlehem on July 1, 2015. (MaanImages/ Emily Mulder, File)
04 Apr

Archbishop of Syrian Orthodox Church Detained by Palestinian Police

April 4, 2016 5:34 AM IMEMC News Bethlehem, Holy sites, News Report 0

Palestinian police in the southern occupied West Bank district of Bethlehem arrested, on Saturday, the spiritual head of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Palestine and Jordan, Palestinian security sources said. Eyewitness and follower of the Syrian Orthodox Church Shamiran Ketlo told Ma’an that she saw Palestinian police obstructing a parade […]

11 Feb

Palestinian Refugees Fleeing Syria Seek Home in Gaza

Palestinian refugee Heesham Ahmed El Khoranin and his family have already survived two Israeli assaults against the Gaza Strip, since he returned after fleeing from Syria in 2011.02/11/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team Heesham grandparents were born in Masmiya, 42km north of Gaza, one of the many villages […]

21 Jan

Israel Prepares for Military Actions in Syria and Lebanon

The Israeli military has finished training exercises in preparation for a potential “long-term, multi-front” conflict with Syria and Lebanon, according to a statement released by the army.Major General Aviv Kochavi said, in the statement, that the training prepared military forces to “implement operational plans in all arenas, while facing Hezbollah […]

21 Jan

Report: Refugees Again — Palestinians in Syria Have it Twice as Hard to Get Asylum

Palestinian refugees from Syria are amongst the most vulnerable refugees who seek safety in Europe. But, the legal framework that is being applied to their plight is a discriminatory one.The majority of Palestinians in Syria were forced to resettle there, after fleeing or being forcibly expelled from their homes during […]

20 Dec

Israel Assassinates Senior Hezbollah Leader In Syria

December 20, 2015 2:40 PM IMEMC News Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Air Force assassinated, on Saturday at night, the former political prisoner and senior Hezbollah leader, Samir al-Kuntar, in an air strike in the Jermana area of the Syrian capital Damascus.The Hezbollah party in Lebanon said the Israeli Air Force violated Syrian air space at around 10:30 at night, […]

06 Sep

Netanyahu: Israel Not To Be ‘Submerged’ by Syrian Refugees

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Sunday, he would not allow Israel to be ‘submerged’ by refugees after calls for Israel to take in those fleeing Syria’s war.Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu also announced the start of construction of a fence along Israel’s border with Jordan, according […]

25 Apr

Israeli Air Force Targets Syrian Army, Hezbollah, Sites

The Israeli Air Force fired missiles, late on Friday at night, into military targets belonging to the Syrian Army, and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, in the al-Qalamoun area on the Syrian-Lebanon border. Media sources said the strikes targeted two military locations equipped with strategic and long-range missiles. Lebanese Media sources […]

10 Apr

Palestinians Back Joint Yarmouk Operation in Syria

A group of 14 Palestinian factions said, on Thursday, that they backed a joint military operation with the Syrian government to expel Islamic State group militants from the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.After a meeting of the factions in the Syrian capital, PLO official Ahmed Majdalani said that the […]

19 Mar

U.S. Opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria and Iran

The appointment of Robert Malley as White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region is not considered a sufficient indicator that there will be any radical change in U.S. strategy despite the campaign launched against the U.S. by the Zionists due to its openness to […]

13 Mar

Reports: “Israeli Soldier Killed As Syrian Army Targets Gunmen In al-Quneitra”

March 13, 2015 4:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

According to reports by the Almayadeen News Agency and the Al-Akhbar News Agency, an Israeli officer was shot and killed, a few days ago, “during a meeting between Israeli officers and officials of the Free Syrian Army” in al-Quneitra city, southwest of Syria.The reports allege the officer was among a […]

19 Jan

Six Hezbollah Fighters Killed by Israeli Airstrike in Syria

January 19, 2015 5:33 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli air force, on Sunday evening, fired missiles targeting a number of fighters from the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party, in the Syrian bity of al-Qneitra, killing several fighters, including the son of late Hezbollah leader Imad Mughaniya, who was assassinated by Israel in February of 2008.The Hezbollah party, headed by […]

24 Dec

Fateh Denounces Assassination Of One Of Its Leaders In Syria

December 24, 2014 1:29 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Palestinian National Liberation Movement, Fateh, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, issued a statement, Tuesday, strongly denouncing the assassination of one of its leaders, in the al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria.The movement said Mohammad Ahmad Tarawiyya, a senior Fateh leader in Syria, was shot and killed on Tuesday evening, by […]

19 Mar

Israeli Air Force Bombards Syrian Army Targets

Israeli sources have reported that the Israeli Air Force fired, on Wednesday, at dawn, several missiles into a number of Syrian army sites, in what Israel claimed to be a retaliation to a Golan Heights bombing that left four Israeli soldiers wounded.The army said that the attack against its soldiers, […]

05 Jan

Gaza Youth Declare Hunger Strike In Solidarity With Syrian Refugees

[Saturday January 4, 2014] A group of youngsters from Gaza began, on Saturday morning, a day of hunger in solidarity with Palestinian refugees in Syria, under the slogan ‘On Hunger Strike for Them’.The event took the form of a sit-in, held in front of the International Committee of the Red […]

01 Jan

Palestinians Dying Of Hunger In Syria

At least 15 Palestinians have died of hunger, since September, in a besieged refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to UN sources. (Palestinian News Network/AFP)“Reports have come in over the weekend that at least five Palestinian refugees in the besieged refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus have […]

10 Oct

Israel Bombards A Syria Army Base

October 10, 2013 1:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported on Wednesday evening [October 10, 2013] that the Israeli army fired a missile at a Syrian army base after mortar shells was fired from Syrian territory into the occupied Golan Heights. The sources said that the army fired the missile at the source of fire, an issue […]

26 Aug

Israel Believes Limited War With Syria Is Possible

August 26, 2013 11:14 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources has reported that military and security commanders in Tel Aviv believe that a limited war between Israel and Syria is possible should Washington decide to strike Syrian targets, and Syria’s army of President Bashar Assad.The sources said that once the Syrian army is facing a war with the […]

14 Jul

Syria: “Lathiqiyya Port Explosion, Not Israeli Air Strike”

The Al-Alam Iranian news agency have reported that Syria denied that the explosions in Lathiqiyya (Latakia)Port were a result of an Israeli Air Strike, and that the explosions most likely took place during clashes between the Syrian Army and the “Free Syrian Army”.The Al-Alam said that the explosions, that took […]

17 Jun

Hamas Official Demands Hezbollah To Withdraw Fighters From Syria

[Monday June 14 2013] The Hamas movement called on the Lebanon-based Hezbollah party to withdraw its fighters from Syria [supporting President Bashar Assad], and to focus on the struggle against Israel.Dr. Mousa Abumarzook, member of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, posted a statement by Hamas on his Facebook […]

11 Jun

Netanyahu: “We Are Not Operating In Syria”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed Monday [June 10] that the Israeli army is not operating in any way, shape of form, in Syria, and described reports of such an engagement as “nonsense”.Israeli daily, Haaretz, has reported that Netanyahu stated that what is happening in Syria is part of ongoing […]

25 May

Palestinian Envoys Head To Syria

Saturday, May 25 2013, a senior Palestinian delegation, headed by member of the Executive Committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Zakariyya Al-Aagha, headed to Syria in an attempt to find a solution to the difficult situation the refugees face amidst the ongoing war in the country.Al-Aagha stated that the […]

25 May

Israel Files A Complaint Against Syria

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, filed a complaint to the Security Council against Syria after the Syrian Army opened fire, several days ago, at an Israeli military vehicle in the occupied Golan Heights. Prosor said that targeting the Israeli military vehicle is a “direct violation to the […]

22 May

Islamic Jihad Denies Involvement In Syrian Clashes

On Tuesday, May 21, the Islamic Jihad in Palestine denied accusations of involvement in the ongoing clashes between the Syrian army and armed groups in Syria, and said that its struggle is only against Israel.The Movement issued a press release denouncing what it described as “suspicious media reports that try […]

08 May

Syria Allegedly Grants Palestinian Group Green Light To Attack Israel

A Political leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, based in Syria, stated that Damascus allegedly granted the Front an unofficial green light to attack Israeli targets from Syrian territory.Anwar Raja, told the Associated Press that although the green light has been granted, there […]

08 May

Israel: “Reconciliation With Turkey Enabled Us To Strike Syria”

Senior Israeli military and security officials stated that the reconciliation with Turkey, and the progressing relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv, enabled Israel, over the last few days, to carry out several air strikes against Syrian targets.Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth quoted Israeli officials stating that the apology made by Prime Minister, […]

05 May

Israeli Army Bombards A Syrian Military Center In Damascus

Sunday at dawn, May 5 2013, Syrian sources reported that the Israeli Air Force bombarded a Syrian army center north of Damascus, causing excessive damage.The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported; “the new Israeli aggression on Syria comes to aid the terrorist groups that are being defeated by the army […]

06 Mar

Report: “1036 Palestinians Killed In Syria Since Mach 2011”

Palestinian activists in Syria issued a study they conducted in corporation with medical centers, human rights groups and locals, and revealed that 1036 Palestinian refugees have been killed in Syria since the clashes started in the country in mid-march 2011.Activists of the Action Group for Palestinians in Syria issued a […]

06 Mar

Several Palestinians Killed in Syria

Media sources reported that several Palestinian refugees have been killed during clashes that took place in Palestinian refugee camps in Syria.The sources said that a Palestinian youth, identified as Moneer Al-Khatib, was killed on Monday evening during clashes that took place between members of the Syrian Army and the “Free […]

08 Feb

Syria Files Complaint Against Israel For Bombing Syrian Territory

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations filed, on Thursday evening, an official complaint against Israel for bombarding a site in the country, and for violating Syrian airspace. Syrian Ambassador to the UN, Bashar Al-Ja’fary, sent a letter to the United Nations and its Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, stating the Israeli […]

31 Jan

Israeli Air Force Bombards Syrian Military Science Center

January 31, 2013 12:07 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Despite Israeli allegations of bombing a weapons convoy heading to Lebanon, Syrian sources reported that the Israeli Air Force bombarded a military scientific center in a suburban area near the Syrian capital, Damascus. Two persons were killed, and several others were injured.Israeli security officials claimed that the target was a […]

10 Jan

Two Palestinian Refugees Killed In Syria

Palestinian sources reported that two Palestinians refugees have been killed, on Wednesday, in the Al-Yarmouk and Al-Handrat refugee camps, in Syria.Eyewitnesses told the Palestinian Information Center that a Palestinian woman, identified as Hamda Abu Rayya, was killed when a shell exploded in the camp. Furthermore, Samir Al-Khatib, from the Handrat […]

08 Jan

4 Palestinians Killed In Al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp In Syria

Four Palestinian refugees have been killed, Monday, in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria during clashes between gunmen stationed in the outskirts of the camp, and in a number of neighborhoods on the edges of the camp.Medical sources reported that Rami Majdalawi and Ahmad Kousa have been killed by a […]

04 Dec

Israel Asked Jordan’s Approval To Strike Syrian Facilities

December 4, 2012 12:06 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli sources reported Monday that the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu asked Jordan, twice in the last two months, to grant Tel Aviv a green light to strike what Israeli claims to be Syrian chemical weapons facilities.The issue was revealed in a report by Jeffery Goldberg of The Atlantic, who […]

08 Nov

Syria Closes Hamas Offices In Damascus

November 8, 2012 9:21 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, reported that the Syrian security forces broke into offices that belong to the movement, and the home of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashal, and closed all offices run by the movement.The Palestinian Information Center stated that the attack took place Monday, November 5, and that the […]

05 Nov

Sixteen Killed In al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp In Syria

Activists in the Syrian opposition stated Sunday that the Syrian army bombarded a location, where armed fighters were believed to be hiding, in the al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp, near Damascus, leading to the death of at least 16 persons.They added that the al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp, located near the southern entrance of […]

28 Oct

Two Hamas Leaders Killed By Syrian Army Fire

Palestinian sources in Syria reported that two senior Hamas leaders were killed by Syrian army fire in Daraa refugee camp in Syria.The sources added that Ahmad Khalil, known as Moammar, and Ahmad al-Kharroubi, were killed by Syrian army sharpshooters in the camp. Their bodies remained on the ground for several […]

03 Oct

Five Palestinian Refugees Killed In Syria

Five Palestinians were killed, Tuesday, as the Syrian army bombarded the Dir’a refugee camp, in Syria, during clashes between the army and members of the opposition in the country. Several refugees were injured, some seriously. The five slain Palestinians were identified as Hassan Ta’aany, Mahmoud Khalifa, Mohamamd Freij, Wael Abu […]

27 Sep

Israel: “Syrian Missile Fired Into Golan Heights”

September 27, 2012 3:55 AM Saed Bannoura Israel, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Israeli military sources claimed Wednesday that a missile, fired by members of the Syrian army targeting a resistance group rebelling against the regime, landed in an open area close to an Israeli settlement in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights.The Israeli Army said that the missile did not lead to any […]

26 Sep

Six Palestinians Killed In Syria

September 26, 2012 4:08 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Refugees/Immigration 0

Palestinian sources in Syria reported that six Palestinians were killed, on Wednesday, in the Syria capital Damascus and the city of Aleppo. The six were killed execution style; four of them were reportedly killed at a roadblock near Aleppo, while two were killed in their homes.The Coordination Committee In Al-Yarmouk […]

06 Sep

7 Palestinians Killed In Al-Yarmouk Refugee Camp In Syria

September 6, 2012 5:25 AM IMEMC Agencies Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

Palestinian sources in the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, in the Syrian Capital, Damascus, reported that seven Palestinian refugees were killed in the camp, on Thursday evening, after several mortars were fired into the camp.The sources stated that the mortars targeted Safad and Al-Ja’ouna areas in the camp; several refugees were also […]

06 Aug

Libya, Syria, And The Unquestioned Media Coverage: How Much Have We Learned?

Since the first weeks of the Libyan conflict, independent journalists clearly showed that facts in Libya were in neat contrast with what the big news agencies reported. While the Western media turned the spotlight on ‘Ghadaffi’s crimes’, NATO was carrying out a 24 hour non-stop bombing campaign on Libyan soil […]

13 Jun

Palestinian Refugee Killed In Syria

Palestinian medical sources reported Tuesday that a Palestinian refugee was killed during clashes that took place between Syrian gunmen in Hama refugee camp, in central Syria. The slain Palestinian, a father of four, was identified as Mahmoud Qasem, 43; he was shot in the chest while heading to his shop […]

28 May

Hezbollah ‘Deplores’ Houla Massacre in Syria

Reuters reported Sunday that the Shiite political party and militant group, Hezbollah, President Bashar Assad’s main Lebanese ally, said it deplored the Houla massacre in neighboring Syria.Without assigning a blame for the killings of at least 109 civilians in Houla in central Syria, a statement by Hezbollah said it ‘strongly […]

16 May

Israeli Intelligence Chief’s US Visit Includes Secret Talks on Iran and Syria

During a visit to both Washington and the UN in New York, Israeli Military Intelligence Commander Major General Aviv Kochavi discussed the Iranian nuclear programme, the Syrian crisis, and Hezbollah’s increasing power base in Lebanon. This visit is one of a number of recent visits to the US by senior […]

06 Feb

Hamas Leadership Leaves Syria

The last member of the leadership of the Hamas party left Syria on Sunday, in an attempt to separate the party from the Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters.Previously, the Hamas party had not taken a strong stand on the Syrian government’s crackdown on protesters, and was criticized by the international […]

09 Jan

Hamas Denies Intentions To Move Office From Syria To Tunisia

Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, denied media reports regarding its claimed intentions to move its main office from Damascus to Tunisia due to the current situation in Syria.Member of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Salah Bardaweel, stated Saturday that the movement did not hold talks with any Arab country regarding moving […]

27 Dec

Hamas Expresses Support For Syrian Regime

Head of the Political Bureau of the Hamas movement, Khaled Mashal, stated that the Hamas movement supports the Syrian President, Bashar Assad, “As he supported the Palestinian resistance and the Palestinian people in every possible way,’ according to Mashal, the Milad News Agency reported.The Hamas official said that Hamas “Respects […]

19 Oct

Exiled Detainees Arrive in Qatar, Syria, Turkey and Jordan

October 19, 2011 3:02 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Prisoners 0

All 42 detainees, who were forced into exile as part of the Shalit swap deal Between Hamas and Israel, arrived in Syria, Qatar and Turkey, while the exiled female detainee, Ahlam Tamimi, was sent to Amman – Jordan.Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported that 16 detainees arrived in Syria, 15 in Qatar, […]

23 Jun

Sources Claim Hezbollah Prepared To Open Front With Israel To Relieve Pressure On Syrian President

Israeli newspapers Haaretz and JPost are claiming that the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah are gearing up for possible action against Israel in the case that Syrian leader Bashar al Assad’s position comes under significant threat, according to sources close to the movement. Sources close to Lebanese Shite group Hezbollan have […]

16 Jun

Conflicting Reports On Syria’s Involvement In Border Clashes During Nakba and Naksa Day

The UN Disengagement Force have reported their findings that Syria allowed Palestinian Refugees access to the Syria-Israeli occupied Golan border. The report also concluded however that Syrian officials did not organise the protests, according to AFP. The UN group, charged with monitoring the ceasefire between Syria and Israel, claimed that […]

07 Jun

Palestinian Mourners Clash With Security In Syria

There has been an outburst of violence between mourners of those killed at Israel’s border to Israel on Naksa Day and Palestinian resistance group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command, according to reports at AFP. AFP is reporting that 14 Palestinians from the Yarmouk refugee camp […]

06 Jun

Tension Remains High on Syrian Border

The Israeli Army deployed dozens of additional units at the border with Syria following Sunday clashes in which the army short and killed 23 protesters marking the Naksa Day, and injured more than 350. The clashes lasted until night hours on Sunday while dozens of protesters remained near the border […]

20 May

Israeli forces deploy along border with Syria

May 20, 2011 11:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

According to Israeli and international media, the Israeli military has deployed troops along the border with Syria in the Golan Heights, and declared the area a closed military zone. The military stated that they fear a repeat of last weekend’s Nakba demonstrations in which thousands of Palestinian refugees marched to […]

26 Mar

Palestinian Killed In Syria Protests

March 26, 2011 9:38 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The Maan News Agency reported that a Palestinian man, originally from Gaza, was killed after gunmen opened fire at a vehicle carrying him, a physician and a nurse in Dir’a city in Syria. Wisam Amin Al Ghoul, 33, was helping in evacuating the wounded who were attacked by the Syrian […]

24 Dec

Syria Sends Relief Aid to Gaza

December 24, 2010 4:26 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

A Syrian popular committee has sent a new humanitarian aid convoy of food and medicines to the Gaza Strip, according to local sources. According to the Palestine Information Centre (PIC), the new aid convoy of foodstuffs and medical material is heading to Gaza, under the initiative of the Syrian Arab […]

01 Dec

Wikileaks: “Suleiman Recruited Agents in Syria and Iraq To Counter Iranian Influence”

According to released Wikileaks cables, Egypt’s Security Chief, Omar Suleiman, had his intelligence officers recruit agents in Syria and in Iraq in an attempt to counter the increasing Iranian influence and support for militants in Egypt. According to Wikileaks, Suleiman told U.S. Admiral, Michael Mullen, in a 2009 meeting that […]

24 Nov

Syria Joins Palestinians in Condemning Israel’s Referendum Law

November 24, 2010 11:37 PM IMEMC News International, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Syrian and Palestinian officials condemned, on Tuesday, a new Israeli law that mandates a referendum must be held ahead of any withdrawal from annexed East Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, AFP reported. The chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat, denounced the parliamentary decision saying: ‘With the passage of this bill, the […]

05 Oct

Jordanian Aid Convoy Arrives In Syria To Join Viva Palestina 5

October 5, 2010 4:29 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

A Jordanian aid convoy arrived in Syria on Monday to join the Viva Palestina 5 solidarity mission that is heading to the Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian aid and medical supplies. The Viva Palestina 5 convoy arrived in Syria two days ago and started preparations to sail to Egypt before […]

03 Oct

Artery OF Life 5 Arrives At Syrian Shores

October 3, 2010 4:49 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

The Artery of Life 5 solidarity ship arrived on Saturday night shortly after midnight at a Syrian port carrying dozens of activists and humanitarian supplies. All solidarity ships heading to Gaza will gather at the Lathiqiyya Syrian port before sailing to Al Arish port in Egypt. The flotilla was welcomed […]

25 Sep

Fateh, Hamas Officials Meet In Syria

September 25, 2010 7:47 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Palestinian Politics 0

Officials of the rival Fateh and Hamas movements held on Friday a meeting in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and reportedly managed to achieve some progress in dissolving disagreements regarding the Egyptian Unity Document. The meeting was headed by Azzam Al Ahmad of Fateh and Khalid Mashal, head of the Political […]

20 Sep

Syrian Aid Ship Arrives In al-Arish Port

September 20, 2010 10:24 AM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Gaza Siege, News Report 0

Lieutenant Hisham al-Janayni, assistant-director of al-Arish Port, stated that a Syrian aid ship heading to Gaza had arrived at al-Arish Port in Egypt on Sunday evening, and that the ship will be towed to the dock in order to be emptied under the supervision of the Red Crescent before the […]

13 May

Israel To Syria; “No Plans To Attack You”

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, asked the visiting Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Ángel Moratinos, to send a message to Syria stating that Israel does not have any intention to attack Damascus. Moratinos agreed to transfer the message to Syria and said that he is convinced that the Syrian President, Bashar […]

13 May

Turkey Installs Anti-Aircraft Batteries Near Syrian Border

Turkey has installed Anti-Aircraft Hawk Missiles at a village close to the Syrian border in an attempt to prevent Israeli war jets from violating Turkish Airspace in case of an attack against Iran or Syria. A Turkish paper reported that Turkey will not allow Israel to use its airspace to […]

25 Apr

Responding TO Israeli Threats; Syria Says It Can Strike Israel With Hundreds Of Missiles

After an Israeli official stated that “Israel can send Syria to the Stone Age”, a Syrian official told Manbar Al Rai paper in Kuwait, that Syria can send Israel to a “prehistoric era” should it try to attack Damascus. The official said that should Israel use unconventional weapons against the […]

22 Apr

Hariri: “Hezbollah Did Not Receive Scud Missiles From Syria”

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Al Hariri, stated Wednesday that Hezbollah did not receive any long-range Scud Middles from Syria, and added that reports about the issue are fabricated by Israel as a threat against Lebanese. In an interview with an Italian paper, Al Hariri said that such accusations “bring to […]

24 Feb

Syria Apprehends A Close Friend OF Al Madbouh

February 24, 2010 11:50 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Syrian security forces apprehended Mohammad Nassar, a close associate of the assassinated Hamas leader Mohmoud Al Madbouh, on suspicion that he worked for the Israeli Mossad and provided them with vital information that led to his assassination in Dubai. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/feb2010/madbouh_m.jpg 300 0) Mahmoud Al Madbouh – Maan Images The […]

06 Feb

Mizrahi: “Our Army Can Reach Damascus, Syria Cannot Stop Us”

February 6, 2010 12:14 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Head of the Central Command at the Israeli Army, Avi Mizrahi, stated that Syria cannot defeat the Israeli Army, and that the army can reach the Syrian capital, Damascus, “while Syria will not be able to stop us”.Israeli online daily, Maariv, reported Friday that the statement of Mizrahi came during […]

02 Feb

Barak Warns Of Confrontations With Syria

February 2, 2010 6:42 PM Saed Bannoura Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

Israeli Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, warned, Monday, of the possibility of military confrontations with Syria due to the lack of progress during indirect talks with the country, and added that such an issue could develop into a comprehensive war. Speaking to senior military commanders, Barak stated that a conformation with […]

29 Dec

Viva Palestina convoy re-routed through Syria

December 29, 2009 12:04 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Human rights, News Report 0

A humanitarian aid convoy on its way to the Gaza Strip has been re-routed through Syria after it was turned away at the Gulf of Aqaba.The ‘Viva Palestina’ convoy consists of 250 vehicles including trucks, ambulances and buses filled with medical and school supplies for the people of Gaza. This […]

08 Dec

Netanyahu claims Syria Dropped Golan Withdrawal As Precondition

Israeli media sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Syria dropped an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights as a precondition to resume indirect peace talks. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/dec2009/golan_heights.jpg 300 0) The Golan Heights Israeli media sources reported that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, stated that Syria dropped […]

31 Jul

A fourth round of indirect Israeli-Syrian talks ends

Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that a fourth round of indirect Israeli-Syrian talks ended in Istanbul after two days of deliberations.  The talks were held under Turkish mediation, and were described by a Turkish source as positive. The source added that the fifth round of talks will be held […]

18 Jun

Second round of Israel-Syria talks completed

The second round of the indirect peace talks between Syria and Israel under the auspices of Turkey was completed in Turkey on Monday.A press statement published by the Turkish Consulate in Jerusalem said the talks were held in “a constructive and positive atmosphere.” “The two sides reiterated their common will […]

22 May

Syria-Israel holding indirect talks under Turkish supervision

The office of the Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, stated on Wednesday that Israel and Syrian decided to hold indirect talks in the Turkish capital, Ankara. The office of Olmert and the Syrian Foreign Ministry issues similar press releases that were apparently formulated by Turkey.The office of Olmert said that […]

29 Apr

Israeli officials: “Gap between Israeli and Syrian positions is still wide”

April 29, 2008 3:20 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, News Report, Peace process 0

Israeli officials stated on Monday Turkish mediation to push peace talks between Israel and Syria is unlikely to achieve any progress as the gap between the Syrian and Israeli positions is still wide.The officials added that it is unlikely that a Syrian-Israeli meeting could be held before the US President, […]