06.06.2011 4.Siwan, 5771 Tag 48 des Omer
IDF actions signal Israel’s seriousness over sovereignty
Analysis: Several lessons from last month's "Nakba" riots were vital to minimizing casualties in renewed Syrian border clashes.
The IDF’s well-planned and cool-headed response to the new threat of flooding the nation’s borders with civilian rioters sent a firm message to hostile neighbors on Sunday that Israel takes its sovereignty seriously.
The chaotic scenes of May 15, when Syrian-Palestinian “Nakba” activists managed to cross into Israel, with one man even making it as far south as Tel Aviv, jolted the IDF’s Northern Command to fortify the northern border with a second barbed-wire perimeter and new lookout positions, and to position senior commanders on the ground, who could quickly respond to developments and issue new orders….