Syria backs Hamas despite renewed Israeli threat

Syria will stick by Hamas although it expects Israel to increase pressure on Damascus to abandon support for the Palestinian group, Syrian officials and a member of the movement's exiled leadership said on Thursday.


"The Israelis know that Hamas' presence in Syria is limited to offices. If they cannot stomach this then let Hamas leaders return to their homeland. We and Hamas will be pleased," said one Syrian official, who asked not to be identified. (Reuters)


פרסום ראשון: 06.29.06, 18:29