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Posted on May 16, 2011 in History News

Protests Lead to Clashes Along Israel’s Borders

By Armchair General

Clashes occurred along Israel’s borders as Palestinian protestors marched from Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank yesterday, May 15, the anniversary of the founding of the Jewish state in 1948. The protests were expected, but the size of them seemed to catch Israelis by surprise.

Hundreds of demonstrators marching from Syria broke through the border fence and entered the village of Majdal Shams on the Golan Heights.

Along the Lebanese border, protestors and Israeli troops confronted each other, leaving at least 10 dead; Israeli officials blamed some of the deaths on Lebanese army fire.

Click here for an Associated Press report and video footage at the CBC News site.


Click here for a Washington Times slideshow.

Click here for a BBC background analysis.