Saturday, 11 May 2013

Egypt seizes fuel en route to Gaza Strip

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Egyptian forces on Saturday seized large quantities of fuel destined to smuggled into the Gaza Strip, a security source said.

Forces seized a truck carrying diesel and detained two Egyptian smugglers, the security official told Ma'an. more

Report: PFLP-GC preparing Golan units to fight Israel

LONDON (Ma'an) -- The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command says it is preparing units to conduct operations against Israel in the occupied Golan Heights, Reuters reported Saturday.

The Syria-based Palestinian faction said in a statement Friday that "it will form brigades to work on liberating all violated (Israeli-occupied) territories, first and foremost the occupied Golan," according to Reuters.

The group encouraged Syrian citizens to volunteer "in the formation of the resistance," the statement added.

Palestinian officials insist that refugees in Syria are not involved in the deadly war rocking the country, citing security concerns for the vulnerable refugee population if they are perceived to take sides. more