From: Fawaz Akhras[XXXXXXXXXXXX]
Subject: AN INSIGHT INTO THE ISREALI’S THINKING
Date: 7 January 2012 13:35:38 GMT
In the eye of the observer
Israeli Military Intelligence believes Assad will fall in 2012, though it won’t commit to a date, and it is not clear whether Assad understands this himself.
Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff
6 Jan. 2012,
It was a slightly less routine week than usual in Syria. The protest against the regime continued, and last Friday a record number of people – several hundred thousand – took part in the demonstrations against Bashar Assad and his government. However, the presence of a few dozen Arab observers had the effect of somewhat reducing the level of violence by the security forces. The average number of those killed every day in Syria was halved – from 40-50 to 20-25 – after the observers’ arrival.
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