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Israeli air raids on Syria split the Arab world

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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