Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Syria rebels led by Al Nusra front seize key Deraa army post

 Syria rebels seize key Deraa army post: Syrian rebels have captured a major army post in the southern city of Deraa after nearly two weeks of intense fighting, activists said. Rebel forces led by members of the the Nusra Front, captured the checkpoint on Friday after a two-week siege.The head of the Observatory, said the fall of the army post was strategically significant for Deraa, where protesters first marched against four decades of Assad family rule from the city's Omari mosque in March 2011. 
"Now the army is under threat there. The rebels haven't liberated all of the old city. There are still two neighborhoods with soldiers, but this could change the balance of power there," Abdulrahman told Reuters. The Syrian conflict began in Deraa as a peaceful protest movement against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, but has spread across the country and degenerated into civil war.

Okay we are considered their enemy along with Israel as we seem to be every ones in the middle east who wants us off their land. With that said I don't know if they are not abusing the good name of the Levant. Al- Nusra was first heard of in 2011 and was formed to remove Bashar Al Assad from power for killing the Sunni rebels.
That is a good thing and I agree with it but if they truly consider themselves protectors of and people of the Levant they would be protectors of all the downtrodden in the middle east. They should be the protectors of Palestine when they are done with Syria. I do not think it is a bad thing that they are in Syria. However when the job is done they should move on to help Palestinians. Palestinians are truly of the Levant.
Muslims of Palestine are largely descendents of Christians and Jews of the southern Levant. The Southern Levant roughly encompasses Palestine, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, along with the modern sovereign states of Israel, Jordan and the southern parts of Lebanon and Syria. We are talking all the way back to prehistoric times people.
[1]." and descendents of a core population that lived there in prehistoric times.[22]Since the time of the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, religious conversions have resulted in Palestinians being predominantly Sunni Muslim by religious affiliation, though there is a significant Palestinian Christian minority of various Christian denominations, as well as Druze and a small Samaritan community.
Though Palestinian Jews made up part of the population of Palestine prior to the creation of the State of Israel, very few identify as "Palestinian" today. Acculturation, independent from conversion to Islam, resulted in Palestinians being linguistically and culturally Arab.[18] The vernacular of Palestinians, irrespective of religion, is the Palestinian dialect of Arabic.

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