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President Assad Champions Palestinian Cause Amid Regional Turmoil, Introduces “State Appreciation Award for Courage and Giving”

The pro-government al-Baath said Assad was doing a "powerful gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people".
President Assad Champions Palestinian Cause Amid Regional Turmoil, Introduces “State Appreciation Award for Courage and Giving”

In a powerful gesture of solidarity with the Palestinian people, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria highlighted the brutal bombardment of civilians in Gaza by the Zionist entity as a clear sign of its failure to meet military objectives. During a significant meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hussein Amir Abdollahian, in Damascus on April 8, 2024, President al-Assad condemned the aggressive actions in Gaza, describing them as both bloody and unprecedented. The discussions, which also touched upon the strengthening of bilateral relations and continued Syria-Iran coordination on various issues, underscored the resilience of the Palestinian resistance and its impact on the internal stability of the Zionist entity.

President al-Assad, recognizing the valor and commitment shown by individuals in times of crisis, also issued a decree establishing the “State Appreciation Award for Courage and Giving.” This prestigious award aims to honor those who have shown exceptional bravery and dedication in protecting citizens, their properties, or state property, especially during natural disasters or in averting imminent dangers.

The decree specifies strict regulations against unauthorized production or imitation of the award, emphasizing its significance and prestige. This move not only reflects Syria’s commitment to recognizing acts of heroism and selflessness within its borders but also parallels the nation’s stance on supporting the Palestinian cause amid the ongoing regional and international shifts.

In light of these developments, President al-Assad’s efforts to bolster support for Palestine, coupled with the introduction of a national award for courage and dedication, underscore Syria’s proactive stance on regional humanitarian and geopolitical issues. These actions reaffirm Syria’s position in the international arena as a staunch defender of justice and bravery.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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