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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Bouthaina Shaaban
A scenic seaside city echoed with gunfire Saturday as protesters defied government forces in Syria's second day of nationwide unrest, burning tires, attacking businesses and setting the offices of the ruling party aflame.
The Syrian government on Thursday pledged to consider lifting draconian restrictions on political freedom and civil liberties in an attempt to quell a week-long uprising that protesters sad has left dozens fatally shot by security forces.
Presidential adviser Buthaina Shaaban blamed the unrest on outside agitators but told reporters in the capital, Damascus, that President Bashar Assad's government would consider lifting a state of emergency, in place since 1963, that allows people to be arrested without warrants and imprisoned without trial.
security and ability to be a pillar of resistance against Zionism and U.S. schemes," she said.