Arab States Weekly Review March 3rd – 9th 2012

Hamas, the Palestinian group which governs the Gaza Strip, suggested it would not support Iran in a conflict with Israel.

Syria’s deputy oil minister resigned and joined the side of the rebel opposition. Abdo Hussameldin is the most senior figure to leave Bashar Assad’s regime. More than 8,000 people have died in the violence since the uprising began.

Militants linked to Al-Qaeda in Yemen have killed more than 100 people in clashes in southern Yemen.

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