Arab papers see Israel behind deadly Syria bomb
Some Arab newspapers have accused Israel of being involved in the deadly car bombing in Damascus in which 17 persons were killed on Saturday.
Although investigation into the incident would fix the responsibility for the attack, some columnists of Arab newspapers were quick in concluding that Tel Aviv was involved in the dead attack.
AMMAN: Israel's Mossad spy agency was behind a deadly car bomb attack in Damascus on Saturday which killed 17 people, according to a columnist in the Jordanian semi-official daily Al-Dustur.
"It's a US-backed Israeli conspiracy to destabilise the Syrian regime and create enough chaos to produce an opposition that would develop and grow under the sponsorship of Israel and the United States," Hashem al-Khaledi wrote in an editorial on Sunday.
"They seek to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, who is seen by the United States and Israel as an obstacle facing their schemes in the region."
Without making specific allegations, Syrian official daily Ath Thawra said on Sunday that recent acts of "terrorism" in the country had been planned abroad, and that their perpetrators crossed the border to carry them out.
"Syrian security is solid but the region is throbbing with terrorists," it said. "We need to protect our frontiers to prevent infiltration by terrorists, explosions and acts of sabotage."
Al-Watan daily, which is close to the Damascus government, said: "The list is long of those who refuse to let Syria live in security and peace. It begins with Israel, passes via the information and militias deployed in (neighbouring) countries and ends with Islamist groups which interpret religion badly."