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Where is the outcry over Syria's dead?

Published 10/08/2011 | 05:00

THERE have been more than 1,600 deaths in Syria at the hands of President Bashar Assad in recent weeks, which is a bigger death toll than the estimated 1,300 Arab fatalities during Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, when the communities of the world sent 'peace' flotillas. Where is the outcry now over the Arab deaths in Syria by a cruel and despotic regime?

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The Israeli government was lambasted internationally for every move it made in self-defence in Gaza, which was later exonerated by the findings of the Goldstone Report.

However, by that time the damage by the world's media was already done. No apologies. No retractions. Under international law the naval blockade of Gaza is perfectly legal.

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