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Syria, Palestine cause win Soviet, Lebanese backing

Soviet and Lebanese leftist representatives proclaimed support for Syria and the Palestinian cause as the first session of the Palestinian parliament-in-exile for more than two years got under way here. They were among several speakers who declared solidarity with the Palestinian's struggle for their own state at the 15th session of the Palestine National Council. The council is meeting to map out a new Palestinian strategy aimed at combating the US-backed Camp David peace process and to elect a new executive committee of the Pale stine Liberation Organization.

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