Israel braces for border clashes in coming days

The Associated Press reports:

The Israeli military is preparing for the possibility of violent protests along its borders in the coming days, aiming to avoid a repeat of deadly unrest that erupted earlier this month, a senior military official told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Facebook-organized activists have called for demonstrations next weekend in Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Mideast war, in which Israel captured the West Bank, Gaza Strip east Jerusalem and Golan Heights.

The official said the army also is planning to counter possible unrest in the West Bank in September after an expected U.N. vote to recognize Palestinian independence.

The official said the army hopes to avoid civilian casualties but would set “red lines” for the demonstrations. That means Israel will not allow demonstrators to burst across the borders during the coming week’s protests — as they did on the Syria-Israel border on May 15 — or to enter Jewish settlements in the West Bank in September.

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  1. Norman

    You reap what you sow. The Israelis just can’t seem to help themselves now, can they? They may have the U.S. Congress in their corner today, but that’s not always going to be the case. Sure, they can but those members who are willing to sell out, but they can’t buy the votes of the voting public. Rig the ballots perhaps, but then they will be outed. Whether it’s a bluff or there really are Nuclear bombs already planted in the U.S. and European countries, it won’t be much longer before the World knows.

    I would also point out the one fallacy that the Zionists preach, the one that they are the chosen ones, “when you take the clothes off, line everyone up in a straight line, the only difference between them is size, shape, color”. There are no chosen ones, it’s all a blatant farce. Any one ethnic culture that is willing to sacrifice everyone else for their own ego driven beliefs, should themselves be the ones who should be isolated and marginalized, for the betterment of humankind.

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