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Police arrested a Syrian infiltrator on Monday in Majdal Shams who illegally crossed into Israel during Sunday's border disturbances.
The infiltrator was in a taxi driven by a Palestinian man from east Jerusalem, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told The Jerusalem Post. The taxi driver has also been arrested.
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The Syrian, 34, "was trying to make his way south. He had no papers on him. He was arrested at a police checkpoint in southern Majdal Shams, and is being questioned at a police station," Rosenfeld added.
The man was not armed, Rosenfeld said.
Police in Majdal Shams are conducting house to house searches looking for Syrian-Palestinian infiltrators, and have set up road blocks around the city.
Earlier Monday, Israel 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.
The security establishment was preparing
Monday for another day of demonstrations throughout the country and
West Bank following deadly clashes, demonstrations and border breaches
A general closure on the West Bank that was due to expire just before
midnight Sunday was extended by Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief
of General Staff Lt.-Gen. 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.