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Some Syrians in occupied Golan back Daraa protests

Posted by on March 25, 2011 0 Comment

A group of Syrians from the strategic Golan Heights occupied by Israel on Thursday declared their support for the Syrian people in their quest to rebel against “their torturers.”

“It is our national, humanitarian and moral duty to declare our unflinching support for our people against their torturers and to echo” their demands, 46 Golan residents said in a statement received by Media.

They denounced the deadly crackdown by Syrian forces against protesters demanding reform, namely in the southern city of Daraa, saying, “Anyone who kills our people is a traitor.”

“Anyone who attacks the Syrian people… is no different from the Israeli occupiers,” said the statement signed by the group which described itself as non-partisan.

Israel captured the strategic Golan Heights in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in 1981.

The statement came as the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday said it may scrap the decades-old emergency law following a week of deadly protests in the southern city of Daraa, as part of a package of reform.

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