Tuesday, June 7, 2011

22 killed on the border between Israel and Syria in the war protests of 67

Israel's border with Syria is experiencing a violent 'déjà vu'. Of the 'Nakba' (the war of 48) to 'Naksa' (for War 67). From the massive demonstrations of Palestinian refugees on 15 May at this Sunday to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in the sound called the Six Day War. It ended with the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip (retired in 2005) and Sinai (withdrawn after the peace of 79) who were under the control of Egypt, the Golan Heights (Syria) and the West Bank and Jerusalem This (under Jordanian rule).

Since the mid-morning on Sunday the Syrian border has been the hottest spot and did not seem that things return to calm and that late in the afternoon there were still more than 1000 Palestinians in the so-called Hill of Screams. The scene was repeated throughout the day, hundreds of Palestinian refugees trying to enter Israel and the soldiers responded with live ammunition and tear gas.

The order is that anyone crossing the border. However, 200 Palestinians and Syrians still Monday morning near the Israeli border in order to try again today to infiltrate the Golan. Syrian state television said at least 22 have died, including a child, and over 300 injured. The Israeli army denied the death toll given by stating that Syria "is being deliberately exaggerated." Israel said eight were killed by a mine explosion in the Syrian Kuneitra, triggered by a molotov cocktail.

Using megaphones, the Israeli army warned on Arab protesters who have crossed the international boundary and try to break the separation fence: "shoot at anyone who attempts to cross our border." The death toll and injuries is also explained by the explosion of four mines in the area Syrian Kunetra where hundreds of Palestinians tried to penetrate the Israeli border.

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