Israel has sent messages to the governments of
neighboring countries demanding that they prevent future events such as
those that took place on the Syrian border Sunday in which protesters infiltrated the border, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny
Ayalon told Army Radio Monday morning.
The security establishment was preparing Monday for another day of demonstrations throughout the country and West Bank following deadly clashes, demonstrations and border breaches on Sunday.
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A general closure on the West Bank that was due to expire just before
midnight Sunday was extended by Defense Minister Ehud Barack and Chief
of General-Staff Benny Gantz. The extended closure will end at 11:59
p.m. on Monday.
"Nakba Day" demonstrations continued throughout the night on Sunday in Jordan and Egypt with dozens injured.
Twenty-four people were injured in a protest that took place Sunday
outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo, official Egyptian news agency MENA
Egyptian police fired teargas to force back several hundred
pro-Palestinian demonstrators who had broken through a barricade in
front of the embassy, witnesses said.
Jordanian police forcibly dispersed protesters who approached the
Allenby Bridge with the intention of crossing into Israel, Army Radio
reported. Jordan denied reports that two demonstrators were shot dead by
In Syria, the ruling Baath party issued a statement saying, "the
leadership of [Syrian President Bashar] Assad remains as committed as
ever to restoring the rights of the Palestinian people," responding to
Sunday's events in the Golan Heights.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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