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DFLP congratulates Syrian leader Assad for dubious re-election

Headline: “The Democratic Front [for the Liberation of Palestine] congratulated Assad for his re-election as state president”

“Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Secretary-General Nayef Hawatmeh sent a telegram to Syrian President Bashar Assad and congratulated him for his re-election for an additional term.

In his telegram, Hawatmeh emphasized the Palestinian people’s stand alongside the brother Syrian Arab people in its path to restore the unity of its land and every inch of it and the unity of its official institutions, to preserve the strength of its army’s unity, and to thwart all the plans and plots against Syria’s sovereignty, its independence, and its regional role.”

The DFLP (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine) has carried out numerous terror attacks, including the Ma’alot massacre in which 22 schoolchildren and 4 adults were murdered (May 15, 1974), the Avivim school bus massacre, in which 9 children and 3 adults were murdered (May 22, 1970), the Kiryat Shmona massacre (18 murdered, April 11, 1974), the Beit Shean attack (4 murdered, Nov. 19, 1974), the Jaffa street bombing in Jerusalem (7 murdered, Nov. 13, 1975) the Tiberias bombing (2 high school students murdered, May 15, 1979), the Night of the Gliders (in which two terrorists infiltrated Israel from Lebanon using hang gliders, murdering 6 Israeli soldiers on Nov. 25, 1987), and the Geha junction suicide bombing near Tel Aviv (4 murdered, Dec. 25, 2003.) The DFLP has participated in and claimed responsibility for dozens of other terror attacks.