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Submitted by Robert Friedmann (United States), Jul 6, 2009 at 16:00

From first-hand observation I can attest that the Syrians are using it exactly to achieve the impact it had on the Colombian visitor. They constantly bring delegations to show the devastation that Israel has "caused" (of course, without the context you provided in your article). The city is indeed in ruins but they purposefully keep it that way. Not far away they have built a brand new city so they are in a win-win: the residents have (new) good housing and they can show the world how bad Israel is. Now, had they wanted to be fair they would have shown the detsruction they caused in Israel by constant shelling while they were on the Golan - but why be fair?

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