June 17, 2013 14:58
by Pesach Benson
Today’s Top Stories
1. How far has Egyptian public opinion of Hamas sunk after revelations that it intervened in Egypt’s revolution? Maan News reports that a visiting delegation of Hamas leaders — including Khaled Mashaal and Ismail Haniyeh — were instructed to change hotels after Egyptian security officials learned of a planned protest outside the Cairo’s Intercontinental Hotel.
The sources added that the change in hotel was required because forces did not “have the situation under control.” . . .
2. Syrian media claims a Sunday attack on an air base was carried out by Israel. Rebels already claimed the attack as theirs; mum’s the word from the IDF. But the Jerusalem Post writes:
Eye witnesses said that the explosions were large and that neither the Assad regime nor the rebels had the capability to create explosions of such a magnitude.
3. Hmmmm. Over at Al-Monitor, Ali Hashem describes seeing Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah in the Syrian village of Qusair. Hashem confirmed that Nasrallah has visited his people in Syria several times.
Nasrallah’s visit to Qusair shows once again that the group’s fight in Syria isn’t a matter of interests, it’s a matter of existence.
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