IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai described the latest disturbances on the Israeli-Syrian border, "a Syrian attempt to create a
provocation and distract attention away from what is happening in Syria, where
there is an unprecedented number of dead and injured."
"We see Syrian
soldiers not lifting a finger to stop the demonstrators," he said. "In Lebanon, we
see the Lebanese army exercising sovereignty and preventing demonstrators from
reaching the border."
The IDF, the spokespman added, "has learned lessons from Nakba day last
month. This is an army that investigates itself and learns lessons
quickly. Israel will now allow its borders to be breached."