Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas turned publicly against their long-time ally President Bashar Assad of Syria on Friday, endorsing the revolt aimed at overthrowing his dynastic rule.and this:
In an eight-minute video clip titled "Onward, Lions of Syria" disseminated on the internet February 11th, Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's successor, called on militants "to rise up and support their brothers in Syria".Pushing against Iran explains a lot. Both groups are Sunni, not Shiite (Iranian islam). The Arab nations see Israel as a potential ally to rein in Iranian expansionism and Syria is the client state that allowed Iran to meddle against Israel using Hamas (Sunni) from Gaza and Hizbollah (Shiite) through Syria's partial control of Lebanon to the north. Arab nations have been boosting arm purchases with Iran in mind.
|Hamas’s prime minister in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, greeted supporters after Friday Prayer, where he had spoken out against President Bashar al-Assad.|