Israel-Palestine-Syria Video: Hundreds March into Golan Heights on Nakba Day
Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:44
Scott Lucas in Africa, EA Global, EA Middle East and Turkey, Electronic Intifada, Israel, Middle East and Iran, Nakba Day, Palestine, Syria

Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights try to prevent hundreds of marchers crossing the border fence from the Syrian-controllled side on Sunday.

Hundreds of residents watch and cheer the marchers, who were protesting on Nakba Day, marking the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians from their lands. Some chant “Filastin Arabiyeh wal Jawlan Suriyeh” (“Palestine is Arab and the Golan is Syrian”).

At the 9-minute mark, a large group of marchers who have just crossed the border fence can seen taking cover while gunfire is heard. The gunfire continues as Israeli soldiers approach the group. More marchers arrive, as the Israelis bring in reinforcements.

(hat tip to and Electronic Intifada)

A 2nd video of the crossing:

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