Sunday, May 15, 2011

Israel repels incursion on all four borders

This year for the Nakba celebration against Israel, protesters attacked Israel at it's borders, trying to break through all four borders at the same time.  It was, by military standards a small incursion, but the implications are dire for Israel.  From Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank they came, thousands of armed and angry refugees ready to try to gain entry into Israel.  The IDF repelled them, at the cost of lives of protesters.  There was no choice, the IDF did what they had to do to protect Israel and it's citizens. 

The Islamists and jihadists will continue, through Hamas, the PA, Fatah and others to eliminate Israel by any means possible.  If Israel dies, so does any chance of reigning in Islam, or stopping it from moving more rapidly into more countries in the area.  Without Israel, the caliphate will materialize much sooner than expected.

Long live Israel!

From The New York Times May 15 by Ethan Bronner

Israeli Troops Fire as Marchers Breach Borders 

 Israel’s borders erupted in deadly clashes on Sunday as thousands of Palestinians — marching from Syria, Lebanon, Gaza and the West Bank — confronted Israeli troops to mark the anniversary of Israel’s creation. More than a dozen people were reported killed and scores injured.

With an unprecedented wave of coordinated protests, the popular uprisings that have swept the region touched Israel directly for the first time. Like those other protests, plans for this one spread over social media, including Facebook, but there were also signs of official support in Lebanon and Syria, where analysts said leaders were using the Palestinian cause to deflect attention from internal problems.

At the Lebanese border, Israeli troops shot at hundreds of Palestinians trying to force their way across. The Lebanese military said 10 protesters were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Israel said it was investigating the casualties.

In the Golan Heights, about 100 Palestinians living in Syria breached a border fence and crowded into the village of Majdal Shams, waving Palestinian flags. Troops fired on the crowd, killing four people. The border unrest could represent a new phase in the uprising against President Bashir al-Assad of Syria.

In the West Bank, about 1,000 protesters carrying Palestinian flags and throwing stones and occasional firecrackers and gasoline bombs fought with Israeli riot troops near the military checkpoint between Ramallah and Israel. Scores were injured, local medical officials said.

In Gaza, when marchers crossed a security zone near the border, Israeli troops fired into the crowd, wounding dozens.

In Jordan and Egypt, government security forces thwarted protesters setting off for the border.

Every year in mid-May, many Palestinians observe what they call “the nakba,” or catastrophe, the anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948 and the war in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians lost their homes through expulsion and flight. But this was the first year that Palestinian refugees and their supporters in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt, inspired by the recent protests around the Arab world, tried to breach Israel’s military border from all sides.  

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