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  3/25/2013, Nisan 14, 5773

Syrian Cleric Supported Blowing Up American and Israeli Targets

A Syrian Sunni cleric who was killed last week in a suicide bomb attack on a central Damascus mosque had in the past expressed support for Hizbullah and advocated for bombing American and Israeli targets around the world.

The cleric, Mohamed al-Bouti, was one of 42 people who were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque last Thursday. Bouti was the most senior pro-regime Sunni cleric in Syria.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) posted to YouTube two clips in which Bouti is seen supporting terrorists.