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Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian protesters

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  1. Che Guevara

    Che Guevara FULL MEMBER

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    Jon Donnison in Ramallah: "Palestinians are feeling emboldened and inspired by the uprisings elsewhere [in the Middle East]"
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    Israeli forces have fired on groups of protesters at borders with the Palestinian territories, Syria and Lebanon.

    Reports say that at least 12 people have died and dozens more have been injured.

    In one incident, thousands of Palestinian supporters from Syria entered the Golan Heights, Israel says.

    Palestinians are marking the Nakba or Catastrophe, their term for the founding of the Israeli state in 1948.

    Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were forced out of their homes in fighting after its creation.

    Responding in a televised address to Sunday's violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped "calm and quiet will quickly return, but let nobody be mistaken, we are determined to defend our borders and sovereignty".

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    Clashes have been taking place at four separate borders or crossing points - at Erez in Gaza, near Ramallah in the West Bank, on the Golan Heights and at the border with Lebanon.

    The BBC's Jon Donnison, in the West Bank town of Ramallah, said this year's Nakba protests have been given impetus by the uprisings in countries across the Middle East and North Africa.

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    We are seeing here an Iranian provocation, on both the Syrian and the Lebanese frontiers, to try to exploit the Nakba day commemorations”

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    Our correspondent, at the Qalandiya checkpoint there, says there is a stand-off now, but dozens of Palestinians have been injured.

    Palestinian protesters have been throwing stones at Israeli security forces, who have been firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

    On the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli military said it had only fired warning shots as a large number of protesters tried to breach a border fence near the village of Majdal Shams.

    But reports said at least two people had been killed and dozens injured.

    Israel's army says this is a "serious" incursion. Brig Gen Yoav Mordechai said soldiers were still trying to control the crowds and that dozens of protesters had crossed.

    The army has reportedly sealed off Majdal Shams and is carrying out house-to-house searches for "infiltrators".

    Israel seized the strategic territory from Syria in the closing stages of the 1967 Six-Day War.

    On the Lebanon-Israel border, a large number of protesters also approached the crossing with Israel.

    Dozens of buses had brought protesters to the area under the rally slogan of "March for the return to Palestine".


    Lebanese soldiers had fired in the air to try to disperse the protesters, who were chanting: "By our soul, our blood, we sacrifice ourselves for you, Palestine."

    Gen Mordechai says Israeli troops fired as demonstrators began vandalising the fence.

    Lebanese military officials say 10 people have been killed and scores wounded.

    "We are seeing here an Iranian provocation, on both the Syrian and the Lebanese frontiers, to try to exploit the Nakba day commemorations," Gen Mordechai said.

    A spokesman for the UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon called on both sides there to show restraint.

    Syria denounced Israeli actions in the Golan Heights and Lebanon as "criminal", Agence France-Presse news agency reported.

    "Israel will have to bear full responsibility for its actions," the foreign ministry said.

    However, one Israeli official told AFP: "Syria is a police state. Demonstrators do not randomly approach the border without the prior approval of the central government."

    On the Israel-Gaza frontier, at the Erez border crossing, Israeli troops opened fire with tanks and machine guns, injuring dozens, Palestinian medical officials said.

    Meanwhile in Tel Aviv, Israeli police are investigating whether an Arab-Israeli lorry driver deliberately ploughed into pedestrians, killing one Israeli man.

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  2. The HBS Guy

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    A few days back, in some other thread, I heard some Pakistanis wishing Israel was their neighbor instead of India.



    ...Just sayin' :toast_sign:
     
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    Israelis are morons , are we surprised ?
     
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    12 people shot dead by zionist taliban :angry:
     
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    Israel was accused of shooting dead at least 13 Palestinian refugees trying to breach its frontiers from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, after a Facebook campaign to storm the borders.

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    What do you expect will happen when you breach other countries border? Soldiers welcoming u with with sweets and garlands?
    And Pakistanis who are blaming Israel for this, what will your rangers do if Indians storm your border and demand Pak admn. kashmir?
     
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    israelies are the chosen ones, they can kill gentiles and get away....
     
  7. Adir-M

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    most of these commenters are either delusional or biased lunatics. Here is the reality of what happened. On the border of Israel and Syria, where Syria is still declared at war with Israel. THOUSANDS of SYRIANS forced through the border into Israel. In any rational analysis this is called an INVASION. This is an act of war by the Syrians and I would expected any country in the world to use at least as much force as the Israelis are. I swear the stupidity of you people really frightens me.
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    ^^"God's chosen lunatics" ?
     
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    God...
    you know how to MAKE ME CRAZY!!! :taz:
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    that is their self achieved status
     
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    So those protesters tried to cross the border..... like a civilian invasion and that's bad type of protesting....
     
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    Some people are taking this facebook/twitter activism too far and getting killed in the process.
     
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    No country would allow people to breach her border fence,especially people from enemy states.
     
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    do you even know what is nakba day?? In this day palestinian comes back to their village from which they were dispossessed in 1948. . It is their land. . May Allah grant them SHAHID. . .the theme of nakba day is - we will return to our home. . And if Allah wills they will return. . .
     
  15. The HBS Guy

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    So basically it is a mass-suicide day.
     
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