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."