Syrian president Bashar Assad persuades radical Palestinian groups to line up with Hamas in new Palestinian legislature

DEBKAfile Intelligence

January 30, 2006, 7:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

He received 11 terrorist chiefs based in Damascus Sunday, Jan. 29, and convinced the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian to line up its 3 seats in the 132-member legislative council behind Hamas’s majority of 74. With 4 independents, the Hamas will control an 81-strong alliance.