Leila Khaled on the PFLP and Syria

Posted: May 6, 2017 by Admin in At the coalface, Imperialism and anti-imperialism, Israel, Mass resistance, Middle East, Palestine, PFLP, Syria

The following is from an interview with Leila by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos which appeared on the Katehon site.

“We, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, made our position clear from the outset.

“We are not part of this crisis. We are refugees in Syria. The people of Syria has the right to make decisions for its country. We support the popular demands for democracy and freedom. It is the people of Syria who have the right to change its regime. It isn’t our task. We have our hands full with Israel.

“Neither the opposition nor the regime were happy with that stance and they openly disapproved of it. But we didn’t leave Syria. We are going to stay here because we have nowhere else to go. And they give us due respect as Palestinians in Syria. 600,000 Palestinians live in Syria, though many have left because of the crisis.”

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  1. mark E says:

    that Katehon website sure is dodgy! fascist even
    run by this guy.
    https://thinkprogress.org/putins-man-in-europe-a4fe6bb48d76