Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Hamas-Syrian alliance planning to oust Fatah-PA presence in Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps, Saudi paper claims
Contributed by Lucia
"Bethlehem - Ma'an - The Riyadh-based newspaper Okaz reported on Tuesday that "Palestinian factions loyal to Syria and headed by Hamas are trying to eliminate the presence of Fatah in the refugee camps in Lebanon," Palestinian sources said.
The sources added that, "there is a plan to occupy the Fatah centers in Sabra, Shatila, and Burj Al Barajneh camps in southern Beirut, in addition to Al Beddawi camp in the north, in one day."
According to the sources, the aim of this plan is to increase Syria's influence in Lebanon, particularly in regard to the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
"The step is aimed at withdrawing the camp 'file' from the Palestinian Authority, which shows a great deal of understanding with Fuad Siniora's government," Okaz reports. "Consequently, this file will be returned to the factions loyal to Syria, and so in the future, negotiations regarding the Palestinian presence in Lebanon will be in the hands of Syria and the factions loyal to it, and will not be completed except with Syria's blessings," the Saudi paper predicted.
The paper added that that a great deal of money has been assigned to this move, with assistance from other nations, and Fatah members will be paid off if they do not interfere.
"An amount of money will be paid to Fatah members who leave [the issue]", the papers said, adding that "the money were secured through an Arab country and another non-Arab country." [Read: Syria and Iran]"
More sleaze from the "moderate" axis of US-Israel-Saudi Arabia-Jordan-Abbas-Egypt-UAE.