Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman plans to file a complaint with the United Nations against Syria for its use of Palestinian demonstrators to challenge Israel's sovereignty, Israel Radio reported on Monday.
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The report came following border clashes on Sunday's Naksa Day, in which hundreds of protesters attempted to infiltrate Israel's borders in two separate locations.
A government official stated that it was clear the Syrian government
gave the green light for the protesters to move toward the border.
“One can only suppose that there was a decision taken in Syria to
exploit the situation to change the subject from what is going on inside
Syria,” the official said. The official also asked whether the
Palestinians feel comfortable “being used as a propaganda tool by an
authoritative government butchering its own people.”
The Reform Syria opposition website said on Sunday that the “Naksa”
protesters were poor farmers who were paid $1,000 by the Syrian regime
to come to the border. The source also claimed that Syria has promised
$10,000 to the families of anyone killed.Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report