Croatia said Thursday it will withdraw its soldiers stationed on the Golan Heights as part of a UN force after reports said that Syrian rebels battling the regime of Bashar al-Assad were receiving weapons from the Balkan country.
Al-Jazeera reported that the Syrian military have withdrawn its units from the Golan border with Israel and moved towards the capital of Damascus, as fighting continues between government and opposition forces along the Syrian Golan Heights . The Free Syrian Army took control of Jubata al-Khashab,
Turkey’s prime minister is urging the world to speak out about atrocities by Syria’s leader, whom he called a “mute devil” for carrying out attacks on his own people but not standing up to Israel. Recep Tayyip Erdogan received applause
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on a trip to the Golan Heights that Assad’s grip was undergoing “painful disintegration” and his military was becoming less efficient. “Almost all of the villages at the foot of this ridge, and on upward, are already in rebel hands,”
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has moved army forces from the Golan Heights to Damascus and other internal conflict zones, because he is not concerned about a conflict with Israel the Israeli army intelligence chief said on Tuesday.
Israel is making preparations to house refugees from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s minority Alawite sect should his government fall, Israel’s military chief told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday. “On the day that the regime falls, it is expected to result in a blow to the Alawite sect. We are preparing to take in Alawite refugees […]
Dr. Mahmoud Jame’, author of the book “I Knew Sadat”has recently raised an interesting issue when he said that ( President Anwar) Sadat was briefed on the secret that the Golan Heights were actually sold to Israel ahead of the 1967 for US$100 million.
Palestinians in Syria are beginning to turn against a dictatorship that for decades used its claims of resisting Israel and fighting for Palestinian rights as justification for the repression of its own people.
Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel’s birth.
On one level, the “Nakba” day incidents on Israel’s borders may have represented an attempt by the Palestinians to join the Arab revolutionary spring.