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  Iyar 19, 5773 , 29/04/13

Source: Overwhelming Evidence of Syrian Chemical Use

An anonymous political source in Jerusalem made it clear, Monday, that last week's military-intelligence report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria contained overwhelming evidence, backed up with "a heavy amount of raw material for the use of chemical weapons by Syria".

The source rejected reports that Prime Minister Salam Fayyad of the Palestinian Authority (PA) resigned because of "the occupation" or negotiator Tzipi Livni. He said Fayyad was ousted by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, which didn't want Fayyad to control the PA's money. The source expected relations with the PA to remain the same or get worse.

Regarding Israel's apology to Turkey for the killing of nine activists on the Mavi Marmara who attacked Israeli commandos, the source said he tried to stop it and that it was being portrayed in Turkish media as a humiliation of Israel.

Asked about the inexperience of many cabinet members, he said they were not disconnected, they listen to all the sources and don't make decisions by themselves.

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