“Syrian buses transported the Palestinians from the refugee camps to the Lebanese Israeli borders in south Lebanon on the Nakba day last Sunday”, a well informed source told al Sharq al Awsat newspaper adding” the whole protest was organized by Syria “
The White House is blaming Syria for inciting deadly protests across its border and into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday such behavior on the part of Syria is unacceptable.
The White House on Monday expressed regret for the loss of life in deadly clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters over the weekend but said the Jewish state had the right to protect its borders.
Sources told Central News Agency on Monday that Hezboullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah may make an appearance on TV via video link in the upcoming two days to discuss the developments in the South and government formation process.
Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Monday that the Israeli delegation to the United Nations will file a complaint to the UN Security Council against Syria and Lebanon regarding Sunday’s Nakba Day border clashes
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.
On one level, the “Nakba” day incidents on Israel’s borders may have represented an attempt by the Palestinians to join the Arab revolutionary spring.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is accusing Iran of orchestrating waves of fighting along its northern borders with Lebanon and Syria , as Palestinian protesters tried to infiltrate from Syria and Lebanon during al Nakba day protests, reports the Israeli newspaper Haaretz,
UNIFIL commander General Alberto Asarta on Sunday issued a statement calling on the relevant parties to exercise restraint following the violence along the Israeli-Lebanese border near the village of Maroun al-Ras. “There is a need for practical security steps to be taken on the ground,” the statement quoted him as saying.
UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Michael Williams issued a statement Sunday voicing his concern over the violent incidents along Lebanon’s borders with Syria and Israel. “I deplore and deeply regret the loss of life today. Events in South Lebanon have developed into one of the most serious incidents on the Blue Line since 2006.