The United States and other western nations are pressuring Syria not to negatively influence upcoming peace talks
between the Israelis and Palestinians, Israel Radio reported on Saturday, citing a report from London-based Arabic language daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi
The western powers also implored Damascus to prevent Syria-based Palestinian factions inimical to the peace negotiations, mainly Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, from sabotaging the talks.RELATED:Radical groups demand Abbas resignEditor's notes: Does Abbas want a deal?PA quells talks opposition with force
According to the report, Syria told the western nations in response to
their requests that Damascus will not interfere in the activities of the
Palestinian factions that stay within its borders.
Syria's military is on high alert for an Israeli attack on Hizbullah
weapons depots located in the country, according to a Saturday report
from Kuwaiti newspaper Alrai
The report cites European military sources as stating that Israel has
increased flights of unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicles over the
border with Syria and that such activity is a sign of an imminent
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