[News] 24 Killed By Israeli Fire In the Golan, 350 Injured

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Mon Jun 6 11:32:04 EDT 2011

24 Killed By Israeli Fire In the Golan, 350 Injured


  Monday June 06, 2011 11:08
 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies

Syrian media sources confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed 
on Sunday 24 protesters who gathered on the Syrian side of the border 
of the Israeli occupied Golan Heights marking the Naksa Day, while at 
least 350 were injured.

Thousands of Palestinian refugees and supporters marched near the 
border marking the Naksa, the day Israel the illegally arrested the 
rest of Palestine in 1967.

The protesters were demanding their right to return to their homeland 
when the Israeli forces opened fire at them. At least eight of the 
wounded are in serious conditions.

Eyewitnesses told media agencies that the Israeli army used live 
ammunition, gas bombs and and phosphorous munition, and that the 
soldiers were directly aiming at the protesters leading to this large 
number of casualties.

The army even set ablaze several areas near the border fence in at 
attempt to prevent the protesters from marching to the border, 
eyewitnesses added.

A 23-year-old woman, identified as Enas Shreitih, from Al Yarmouk 
refugee camp in Syria was also among the killed by Israeli fire. She 
is originally from Yatta city, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Meanwhile, the Hamas-led government of Ismail Haniyya in Gaza 
announced mourning following the deadly Israeli military attack 
against the protesters in the Golan, and said that all victims are 
the sons and daughters of Palestine who refuse to remain in exile 
while Israel occupies their homeland.

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