Majdal Shams residents told Ynet that the Syrians are not storming the border this time. One resident of the northern village said that they are standing on the hill, talking and observing the Israeli territory. They arrived there by bus, and are not wielding signs or flags.
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No extraordinary measures have been taken on the Israeli side to prepare for events on Wednesday, but the IDF said that the army has been on alert along the borders since the "Naksa Day" riots that occurred earlier this month. They IDF does not consider the gathering unusual.
The border region has remained quiet following the riots that killed 23 and injured 350, according to Syrian reports.
Following the "Naksa Day" events, the Syrian government-owned journal Tishreen threatened that the riots were just a preview for a "greater flow of crowds" that are soon to storm Israel's borders.
"The Syrian and Palestinian youth and their Arab brothers have learned the way of liberation and return through experience," the editorial read. "They believe in the national resistance, and its ability to create miracles that Israel doesn't expect."
Hassan Shaalan conributed to this report
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