05.06.2011 3.Siwan, 5771 Tag 47 des Omer
30 protesters gather near Syrian border; today billed as climax of three-day commemoration; large border demonstrations reportedly canceled in Lebanon and Syria; protesters in Jordan demand peace treaty’s annulment.
IDF and police forces are on high alert and have shored up their presence on several of Israel’s frontiers ahead of Sunday’s anticipated border marches to commemorate the Palestinian “Naksa,” or “setback” in the 1967 Six Day War. A wide-scale Internet campaign has called for protests in the West Bank and Jerusalem, on Israel’s borders with Syria, Lebanon and Jordan and outside its embassies in Cairo and Amman.
Security forces are concentrating on reinforcing the Golan Heights border areas opposite Quneitra and at Majdal Shams, where on May 15, approximately 100 Syrians breached the security fence in rallies marking the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe,” of Israel’s founding in 1948….