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By Sharif Nashashibi, an award-winning journalist and analyst on Arab affairs.

The Palestine solidarity movement is facing an unprecedented internal crisis, brought about not by the conflict with Israel but by the war in Syria. The latter has caused divisions that are arguably deeper and more damaging than those over how to realise Palestinian rights and aspirations.

While the effects of Palestinian political infighting have remained largely domestic, the fissures over Syria have taken on a global dimension, and created unparalleled hostility among supporters of the Palestinian cause.

In that respect, while the popular uprising against the regime of Bashar al-Assad was not linked to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the five-year Syrian war is now arguably the biggest influencer of the one next door, which has festered for almost 70 years.

full: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/10/morality-hypocrisy-palestine-syria-161010115744453.html
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