"..."Everybody here is with President Assad and almost all of the refugees are against him," Abed says, as Talib, the Norwegian Refugee Council officer, pulls out a yellow tape measure to size up the doors and windows of his property. "Many people say 'let them sit here, it's better than them fighting in Syria against the president'."There is another reason why some pro-Assad supporters in the south have accepted Syrian refugees, regardless of their political affiliation. "They hosted us in the 2006 war, so we should host them," Abed says, referring to that year's month-long conflict between Hezbollah and Israel. ..."
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
"They hosted us in the 2006 war, so we should host them,"
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