Palestinians in Syria No Longer Heading to Iraq

(Reuters) Cynthia Johnston - In the Yarmouk camp in Syria, Palestinians say that although some young men were enthusiastic to join the fight, few if any are now departing for Iraq. "Now they are not going," said Issam Kheza'i Jumaa, who said the fighters found neither an ideal cause nor much in the way of welcome from Iraqis. "They learned a lesson." "I was in his position, but I did not go," said Jumaa, whose brother Issa died on the outskirts of Baghdad. "Maybe to Israel, yes. I might go to fight Israel. We hoped that if he was martyred, it would be in Palestine."

2003-11-20 00:00:00

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