Palestinian Factions Maintain Presence In Syria
[Ma'an] Most Paleostinian factions have remained in Syria, with the exception of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, whose leaders have relocated, officials in Syria said Thursday.
| But travel broadens the mind, it is said. |
Most Hamas leaders have fled Syria despite the movement's insistence that it was not seeking to move its politburo from Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
. Only some local Hamas leaders in refugee camps remain, local officials told Ma'an.
...back at the comedy club, Boogie was cracking himself up, but nobody else seemed to be getting the non-stop jokes...
leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine
... Paleostinian Marxist movement, founded in 1967. It is considered a terrorist organization by more than 30 countries including the U.S., European Union, Australia, Canada, and Antarctica. The PFLP's stated goal is the establishment of a socialist State in Paleostine. They pioneered armed aircraft hijackings in the late 60s and early 70s...
, Fatah and Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the liquidation of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
stayed in Syria amid the bloody 16-month uprising against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
Leveler of Latakia...
, the officials say.
Islamic Jihad Secretary-General Ramadan Shallah visited Syria in mid-July before heading to Cairo, sources in the movement told Ma'an.
Sheikh Nafeth Azzam, Islamic Jihad politburo member, has previously denied that the movement's leadership in Syria had moved its headquarters to Tehran.
Hamza Abu Shanab of the Gazoo-based Paleostinian Coalition for the Syrian Revolution told Ma'an on Tuesday that 105 families originally from the Gazoo Strip had returned through Egypt's Rafah crossing since the weekend.
Paleostinian sources in Syria told Ma'an that most of those who fled to Gazoo were living in Syria as residents and not refugees, while some had been exiled to the country.
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