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Syria condemned on Sunday Israel’s “criminal activities” in the Golan Heights,
Gaza, the West Bank and southern Lebanon where Israeli forces fired to disperse
IDF soldiers shot at protesters in three
locations to prevent crowds from breaking through the border.
Nakba Day violence strikes in W. Bank, Gaza, e. J'lem
Photo gallery: Palestinian protesters mark Nakba Day
agency SANA quoted the Syrian Foreign Ministry as calling the international
community to hold Israel responsible for the incidents, the deadliest such
confrontation along the borders in years.
Hezbollah condemned the
“Israeli aggression on unarmed civilians in Maroun al-Ras [in Lebanon] and on
the Golan, which constitutes a dangerous violation of human rights,” said
Hezbollah lawmaker Hassan Fadlallah, who was participating in a protest in
“The resistance movement in Lebanon [Hezbollah] will
continue to be an advocate for Palestinian national rights and calls on everyone
to stand united in confronting Israeli occupation.
“What happened today
in Maroun al-Ras and on the Golan is an embodiment of the will of the
Palestinian people, who are committed to the right of return,” Fadlallah
UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) urged the parties
involved in Sunday’s shooting to show “maximum restraint” to prevent
Spokesman Andrea Tenenti said UNIFIL was in contact with the
Lebanese army and the IDF.
Meanwhile, the pro-Palestinian protests to
commemorate Nakba Day on Sunday reached embassies and consulates around the
In Ankara, crowds gathered at the Israeli embassy to wave
Palestinian flags and shout anti-Israel slogans. Several children carried a
large black wreath affixed with a banner that read “Nakba Day: We Will Never
Forget.” Protesters in Istanbul burned a large Israeli flag as several
photographers and reporters looked on.
In Athens, riot police were called
in to manage crowds that gathered at the Israeli embassy, also waving
Palestinian flags and chanting slogans condemning Israel and praising
In Sidon, in southern Lebanon, Palestinian children from an
UNRWA school gathered on a beach in front of photographers to wave Palestinian
flags, salute, and sing the Palestinian national anthem.