Arab States Weekly Review May 12th – 18th 2012

Two separate bomb attacks in the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 55 people. The Al Nusra front, an Islamic group, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails ended their weeks-long hunger strike, after Israeli authorities agreed to improve prison conditions. There had been growing concern about the potential for unrest in the event of a prisoner’s death.

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