IDF initiates special training ahead of 'Nakba Day'

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April 24, 2012 09:31

The IDF is gearing up for “Nakba Day” protests expected next month and has sent snipers for special training to sharpen their skills ahead of planned demonstrations along Israel’s borders.

A few weeks ago, the IDF and the Israel Police went on high alert to prevent the Global March to Jerusalem. The day passed quietly, though, without any major demonstrations on either of Israel’s northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.

However, the IDF is concerned that it will face on May 15 a repeat of last year’s Nakba Day when about 100 protesters succeeded in crossing into the state from Syria.

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