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Gaza fighters head to Syria as refugees flow in
BBC News ^ | 14 December 2013 | Yolande Knell

Posted on 12/15/2013 7:58:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv

Recent videos posted on the internet show Palestinian militants doing target practice with rifles and training to storm buildings while Islamic music plays.

They come from the Gaza Strip, where Islamist groups are committed to armed struggle with Israel.

But the fighters in this footage are different. They joined rebel forces in Syria's civil war.

Earlier this year, Fahd al-Habash from Gaza's Jabalia refugee camp recorded a message asking his family not to mourn him if he died.

"If you hear that I have been killed and left this world, rejoice for me because I got what I wished for," he said.

It is said that soon afterwards the 28-year-old father-of-two was shot dead near Homs.

"My brother never mentioned he was going to Syria," says Shehata al-Habash. "He told us he was going to Turkey to look for a better job."

"I think he always planned to go to fight jihad but he lied so we didn't stop him."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Israel; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: gaza; israel; russia; syria; syriawar
Yarmouk - the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria - has been the scene of heavy fighting

Yarmouk - the biggest Palestinian refugee camp in Syria - has been the scene of heavy fighting

1 posted on 12/15/2013 7:58:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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Syrian government aircraft have dropped barrels laden with explosives on rebel areas of the northern city of Aleppo, opposition activists say. — http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25390447


2 posted on 12/15/2013 8:06:14 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gaza. A serious serious mistake. Consisting largely of A cesspool of Satanic islamonazis and other anti-American, anti- Chrjstian scum. Send them back to Egypt or just get rid of them That’s the only sane thing to do. This is a world with a terrible satanic sickness in it. Defeat it or eventually perish by it. Reality. Couldn’t be any clearer. Just reality. ( Otherwise stop complaining when they blow up more nursery schools pizza parlors and cities full of innocent people. ).


3 posted on 12/15/2013 8:41:06 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: SunkenCiv

Have fun. Don’t come back.


4 posted on 12/16/2013 5:48:11 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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