30 protesters gathering on Syrian side of border

June 5, 2011 09:41


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As Israel went on high alert for a possible day of protests resembling those last month for Nakba Day, some thirty protesters gathered on the Syrian side of the country's border with Israel Sunday morning, Israel Radio reported.

The protesters, who were in the Majdal Farms area, did not appear to be approaching the border. Security forces are concentrating on reinforcing the Golan Heights border areas opposite Quneitra and at Majdal Shams, where on May 15, approximately 100 Syrians breached the security fence in rallies marking the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe,” of Israel’s founding in 1948.

Sunday marks the first day of the 1967 war, in which Israel expanded its territory to include east Jerusalem, the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula. The event is marked by what Palestinians and Arabs call, "Naksa Day."

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