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Israeli air raids on Syria split the Arab world

Published 09/05/2013

Israel's air raids on Syrian forces illustrate the underlying tragedy of the Arab world's divisions and tribal loyalties. Israel's behaviour in Syria is a repeat of what it did in Lebanon in the late-1970s, culminating in the invasion of June 1982.

We Arabs have consistently supplied Israel with its opportunities to expand its territories.

Israel will invade Syria, pretending that it is policing a murderous civil war, get rid of Assad and his evil regime, move on to Lebanon to neutralise Hizbollah and then be 'obliged' to launch a strike against Iran.

The main Arab states will rub their hands in glee as Israel smashes Shi'ites, thus maintaining Arab Sunni hegemony.

What a sad state of affairs.

DR FAYSAL MIKDADI

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