“Maher you coward. Send your troops to liberate the Golan,”
At least 200 people march in Damascus chanting “we want to bring down government”. Clashes intensify Friday afternoon, death toll mounts.
Protesters in the Syrian city of Deraa shouted slogans on Friday denouncing Maher Assad, brother of the Syrian president and head of the Republican Guard, a Reuters witness said.
“Maher you coward. Send your troops to liberate the Golan,” thousands chanted as they headed to the main square in the city after the funeral of at least five protesters killed by security forces this week.
Israel liberated the Golan Heights in the 1967 war.
Later, eyewitnesses reported at least 15 fatalities in the city’s central square, al-Jazeera said. Opposition sources reported heavy clashes near the governor’s home in town and said dead and wounded were lying in the streets. According to AFP, several people were also shot to death in the town of Sanamein, some 40 kilometers north of Deraa.
The Al-Arabiya network reported that the anti-government protests have also spread to the port city of Latakia in western Syria. Latakia is considered a stronghold of President Assad’s supporters.
“We sacrifice our blood, our soul, for you Deraa,” they chanted as they were met by President Bashar Assad loyalists chanting in support of the Syrian leader.
Deraa’s Mukhtar (village chief) Muhammad al-Mehamid claimed that protestors in the city captured an Iranian sniper brought into the area to fire at protestors.
“What’s happening in Deraa is a great embarrassment to President Assad,” he said in a TV interview.
“Images of weapons which Syrian TV said came from Deraa are baseless. The Syrian intelligence cooked it up. The fire came from one source only – the Syrian’s regime.”
The ongoing revolution in the Muslim World is not about freedom and democracy. Its based on an Islamic demand to punish those they have been told is the root of their problems.
And that is supposed to be Israel, and the “Zionists in America”.
A claim that a re-occupation of the Golan will take the hardship and despotism away from the Syrians, is based on lies and falsehood. The spirit of Islam is again taking the Syrians for a ride. Their built-in Jew-hate must be removed, before they can be saved from anything.
The Arabs are called to love and care for the Jewish people, and do absolutely no harm to them.
Comfort for God’s People
Comfort, comfort my people,
says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,
and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,
that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
Only in the Messiah Jesus deceived Arabs seems to be able to love the Jewish people, as required in the Bible. Because out of Him, comes the streams of living water required for such love.
Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”