Arab States Weekly Review 4th – 10th June 2011

Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh underwent treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia after being wounded during an attack on his compound on June 3rd. He may not return to Yemen. Fighting and strife continued in many parts of the country.

Protests against Syria’s government continued and intensified. According to the regime, “armed gangs” in Jisr al-Shughour killed 120 members of security forces, though these claims could not be verified. At least 70 protesters were killed in Hama.

Tunisia’s interim government postponed the country’s first election since the January revolution to October 23rd, citing technical reasons.

Hundreds of Palestinians living in Syria tried to breach the Israeli border on the Golan heights. At least eight were killed.

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