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PFLP-GC says PNC statement 'hypocrisy'
Published Wednesday 19/12/2012 (updated) 19/12/2012 17:02
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PFLP-GC leader Ahmad Jibril (MaanImages/File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command on Tuesday evening accused the Palestinian National Council of hypocrisy over its condemnation of their group leader's actions in Syria.

Earlier, the PNC said will address the case PFLP-GC leader Ahmad Jibril in the first future meeting in order to expel him and all others who contributed to the killing of Palestinians in Syria.

Husam Arafat, a member of the PFLP-GC political bureau said that the statement was incorrect, hypocritical and did not represent the entire PNC.

Arafat said most of the national factions in the PNC informed the PFLP-GC that they did not know any thing about the statement and it did not represent them.

He said the statement addressed dangerous and sensitive issues and called on the head of the PNC, Salim al-Zanoun, to be responsible and never allow anyone to use his position for political purposes.

Thousands of Palestinians have fled Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus amid weeks of fighting between rebels, backed by some Palestinian fighters, and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Jibril's PFLP-GC has fought alongside Assad's forces, but rebels say many PFLP-GC fighters have defected to join them. Jibril left the camp days ago, rebel sources said.

The PNC said it feared government troops would storm the camp and commit massacres, and called on the UN and the international community to intervene and provide urgent assistance to refugees.

Jibril's alliance with Assad has caused divisions within PFLP-GC and the resignation of several central committee members, who have criticized the group's leader for arming Palestinians
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1 ) shirley S / australia
19/12/2012 13:11
this is utter crap the ASSAD gov contacted the UN and warned some palestinians were joining rebels and fighting inside the camp PNC should be critcizing PALS who fuight with US EU mewrceneries and who have come from LIBYA TNC and EU soldires and CIA on the ground ABBASS went to UNGA on the truth taht LIBYA was attcked on pack of lies by US NATO and these same thugs now are in SYRIA and beheading Palestinians and ASSAD wrecently democratically elected PFLP is not in the wrongPA cowering US again

2 ) Rashid / Palestine
20/12/2012 23:25
It's hilarious that Ma'annews (altho' not using Reuters Beirut name,where the article is probably from)is using 'rebel sources' for info on Jibril/GC.Your articles on Syria -like Palestine are becoming ridiculous..
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