Palestinian Islamists from Gaza fighting in Aleppo
Members of al Qaeda and other jihadist groups in the Gaza Strip are fighting alongside Syrian rebels in Aleppo, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. A member of the Gazan Durghmush clan killed in Aleppo was brought back home for burial last week. Twenty Palestinians were reported killed by a Syrian army mortar barrage over the Yarmouk refugee camp, which was caught in the crossfire between Syrian and rebel forces in the Tadamon district, the most fiercely contested part of Damascus. PA head Mahmoud Abbas belatedly appealed Friday on both parties to keep the Palestinians out of the conflict.