Arab protesters descend on Israeli borders

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    MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights – Mobilized by calls on Facebook, thousands of Arab protesters marched on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday in an unprecedented wave of demonstrations, sparking clashes that left at least 15 people dead in an annual Palestinian mourning ritual marking the anniversary of Israel's birth.

    Deadly clashes also took place along Israel's nearby northern border with Lebanon, as well as in the Gaza Strip on Israel's southern flank. The Israeli military said 13 soldiers were wounded, none seriously.

    Hezbollah's al-Manar TV was in place to film much of the day's clashes, and defense officials said the activists were bused in from Palestinian refugee camps throughout Syria. Many of them held European passports and told interrogators they had been flown in from abroad for the march.

    "It's our land," one of the infiltrators, Sufian Abdel Hamid, told Israel's Channel 2 TV. "We won't stop trying to come back."

    About 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the west, Israeli troops clashed with a large crowd of Lebanese demonstrators who approached that border. The military said it opened fire when protesters tried to damage the border fence. Security officials in Lebanon reported 10 dead.

    Palestinian medics said 125 people were wounded when demonstrators in the Gaza Strip tried to approach a heavily fortified border crossing into Israel. One man was killed by an Israeli sniper.

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    Color me shocked that the Israelis wouldn't take American Advise about Border Control more seriously....

    BTW: What exactly were the Protestors Protesting?
     
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    It was mostly or all Palestinians protesting getting the boot from Israel.
     
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    The boot from Israel?

    You mean, like 40-50 YEARS AGO????

    Shit, maybe I should brase myself for Arapaho Protests outside Boulder, CO.:eek:
     
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    They have been pushing for return since 1948. Israel, of course, wants to keep what it has stolen.
     
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    Indeed, so have the Arapaho, Comanche, Souix...countless other displaced peoples throughout the earth

    What makes Palestinians special?

    Hell, can't they build a fucking Casino in Gaza?
     
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    The Palestinians don't give up. They have not lost the war with Israel yet.
     
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    Good for them: Why build a Profitable Casino when you can continue to live in squalor and blame someone else?
     
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    What good would that do if Israel will not allow anyone to go there?
     
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    How do you know Israel "will not allow anyone to go there?"

    See, rather than build the goddamn place, Palestinians, unlike the Arapaho, would rather find excuses not to build it.

    Hey, that's ok though: It took the Arapaho about 100 years to finally get the message. The Palestinians only have about 50 more years.
     

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