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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Naqba day: Reports of violence on Gaza, Lebanese, Syrian borders

In Gaza, Palestinian Arabic media and Israeli media are reporting that people were injured at the Erez crossing during a demonstration there as the IDF allegedly fired at the demonstrators. One of the injured was photojournalist Mohamed Osman.

In the Golan Heights, reports say that 4 were killed and 20-30 injured when apparently Syrians overran the border fence near the village of Majdal al Shams. Some of the injured were Israelis, so this wasn't one of those "peaceful" demonstrations we hear so much about.

There is a sketchy report of firing at the Lebanese border, near Maroun al-Ras, towards demonstrators who were bussed there to commemorate the "naqba."

The Israeli bloggers are more up to date than I am, so follow Israel Matzav and The Muqata for the latest.