Report: Up to 20 protesters killed as hundreds of Syrians storm Israel border – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Israel Defense Forces soldiers opened fire at hundreds of Syrian-Palestinians amassing near Israel’s border with Syria on the Golan Heights on Sunday, firing tear gas and other demonstration dispersal weaponry in an attempt to prevent border infiltration and break up rallies marking Naksa Day, the anniversary of the start of the 1967 Six-Day War.

Israel is concerned that the border protests by unarmed demonstrators are a tactic adopted by Palestinians, inspired by popular revolts in the Arab world, to draw a violent response and gain more world sympathy for their cause.

via Report: Up to 20 protesters killed as hundreds of Syrians storm Israel border – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

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