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Revenge in Arab proverbs #Syria

Arab proverbs on revenge do not augur well for Syria’s future. There are many, but here are a few, to give a flavour:

Blood washes away blood

Vengeance erases shame

Break one jar of mine and I will break one hundred of yours

I looked for Arab proverbs on forgiveness and could only find one:

Only when the fault is forgotten is forgiveness complete

Reading Robert Fisk’s offering from Damascus today:


left me deeply troubled about where events are heading.

As the Turkish proverb says:

If you dig a grave for your neighbour, measure it for yourself


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