Great article Talal
After months of silence, Syrian regime supporters are taking the easier way of “neutrality” to keep their support for Assad.
What they can’t hide is the fact that it is Assad’s forces that are shelling, attacking and placing Yarmouk under siege. Assad dinasty is a longtime enemy of the Palestinians since Black September in Jordan and the Lebanese Civil War. Who can forget Tal el Zaatar?
Why Assad targets Yarmouk? Because the criminals shabiha of PFLP-GC, led by Jibril, were expelt, and the support for the Syrian Revolution was getting momentum. Do the Palestinians in Yarmouk have the right to stand with the Revolution? Yes, of course. Does their stand give Assad the right to put Yarmouk under siege? No, of course not. What about the REFUSAL of Palestinian groups or activists to demand Assad unconditional end of the siege and the attacks on Yarmouk? It is a shame. Nevertheless they will pay for that.
Last November 29th, during a session in solidarity to Palestinian people in Sao Paulo/Brazil, a member of the PFLP was booed after demanding “Al Qaeda terrorists to withdraw from Yarmouk”. Eventually he could not finish his speech as part of the audience started shouting “Down with Bashar” and “shabiha”.
Unfortunately not any of the authoritarian Arab regimes is of any help for Palestinians. As an oppressed people, they can only count on other oppressed sectors. It is this unity between the oppressed and the exploited that will allow Arab peoples to get rid of each and all oppressors and liberate Palestine from the river to the sea.
Longlive the Palestinian Resistance and the Arab Revolutions!!!