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RIP To Quds-Born, Palestinian-Syrian Moujahid Muhammad Salim Hamideh

by Jonathan Azaziah

Rest in sweet, sweet, eternal serenity to Muhammad Salim Hamideh, a Palestinian moujahid who was courageously martyred as he defended the Syrian people of Aleppo from the US-‘Israeli’-Turkish-Saudi-backed Takfiri madmen. See the wisdom in this man’s face? That comes from being a luminous organic manifestation of Al-Quds, where he was born prior to the Nakba. Muhammad gave his life for his second homeland, Syria–the only Arab nation to support the Falasteeni people with no strings attached in more than 68 years of the genocidal Zionist entity’s artificial, criminal existence–because like the other dauntless martyrs of the PLA (Palestine Liberation Army), Fatah al-Intifada, the Popular Front For The Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC) and Liwa Al-Quds, he saw the Takfiri project for the extension of Zionism that it is and felt a deep, visceral sense of duty to fight it. Undoubtedly, Muhammad fell as a righteous warrior on the path to his occupied hometown, holy Jerusalem, and his station was raised to unforeseen heights in death. Continue reading RIP To Quds-Born, Palestinian-Syrian Moujahid Muhammad Salim Hamideh

Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict?

by Sharmine Narwani, Russia Today

Palestinians didn’t jump into the fray in Syria. They were dragged into it – violently and reluctantly. Here is the story of how and why Palestinians and their 14 refugee camps became strategic targets in the Battle for Syria.

A small UNRWA van delivers boxes of staple foods to Yarmouk camp residents who wait at a pick-up point. Bread donated by the Syrian government lies atop the boxes.

A small UNRWA van delivers boxes of staple foods to Yarmouk camp residents who wait at a pick-up point. Bread donated by the Syrian government lies atop the boxes.

My first visit to Yarmouk took place a few days after 20 people were killed in the Palestinian camp’s first major shelling incident on August 2, 2012. Residents showed me the damage caused by the first mortar – which hit the roof of a small apartment building not far from Tadamoun, a Damascus suburb where rebels and security forces were clashing daily.

As bystanders rushed to investigate the damage, a second shell hit the narrow street outside where onlookers had congregated, killing and injuring dozens.

Foreign media headlines suggested the Syrian government was shelling Yarmouk, but Palestinians inside expressed doubt. Some said these were rebel mortars from adjacent neighborhoods, but it was clear nobody could provide definitive answers for what may simply have been a series of stray shells. Continue reading Stealing Palestine: Who dragged Palestinians into Syria’s conflict?