Syria border on 'Naksa Day'
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
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Syria: 'Naksa Day' events just a preview

Syrian state-owned newspaper says Israel should expect 600,000 Syrian refugees to storm its borders to 'take back their villages and fields'

In an editorial published on Tuesday, the Syrian government-owned Tishreen newspaper warned that the recent "Naksa Day" and "Nakba Day" protests were just a preview for the "greater flow of crowds" that are soon to storm Israel's borders.


"What happened the day before yesterday in the occupied Golan was just a preamble to a greater flow of crowds who have no limits on the way to liberation and return," the editorial read.



"The era of the 'Nakba' and 'Naksa' (defeats) has passed," the editors wrote. "The Syrian and Palestinian youth and their Arab brothers have learned the way to return and freedom through experience. They believe in the national resistance, and its ability to create miracles that Israel doesn't expect."


The authors warned that Israel should not to be surprised when 600,000 Syrian refugees march "to their villages and fields, from which they were removed by the occupation of the Golan."


"The great flood will bring with it the headline of liberation and return, which Israel must expect at any moment," the article read. "It won't be able to respond, and it doesn't matter which measures it takes to kill, terrorize and frighten."

'Naksa Day' protest (Photo: AFP)


No more excuses

The authors went on further to state that from now on, Israel "won't be able to use the self-defense excuse, or the claim that it protects what it considers its borders."


"The Syrian, Palestinian and Arab youth already knows how to act against such excuses," they wrote.


Sunday saw hundreds of people – Palestinian refugees, according to the Syrian government – attempting to break down the border fence in the north of the Golan Heights near Majdal Shams and Quneitra.


According to the Syrian authorities, 23 people were killed and hundreds were injured. The IDF said that the numbers were exaggerated, while state elements accused Syrian President Bashar Assad of igniting the spirits in order to divert attention from his violent crackdown on anti-government protests.


Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that "Ultimately the responsibility for this event falls on those who take part in these provocations, and those who encourage them."



פרסום ראשון: 06.07.11, 13:10
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