Israeli Forces Fire on Protesters Near Golan

Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2011

Israel’s army opened fire on dozens of Arab demonstrators who marched from the Syrian border toward the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights to mark the anniversary of the outbreak of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

Syria’s state-run news agency reported that four demonstrators were killed and over 30 were injured.

Inspired by popular domestic demonstrations around the Arab world, pro-Palestinian protestors in Syria and Lebanon are now challenging Israeli forces posted on the border. The violence marks the second flare-up in 15 days on a frontier that has remained relatively quiet for more than three decades despite frequent political tension.

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