Israel demonstrates more efficient mettle in guarding its border against Syrian provocations

Unlike the May 15 protests to commemorate the Palestinian "catastrophe" of Israel's founding that resulted in a breach of Israel's northern border, this time the IDF was better organized to contain the June 5 "naqsa" demonstrations designed to commemorate another Arab "catastrophe" -- Israel's victory in the 1967 Six-Day war that left Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian aggressors shorn of the Golan, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Sinai.   In the second round of this new challenge to the Jewish state, attempts to penetrate Israeli sovereign soil from Syria were thwarted by the IDF with a combination of utmost restraint and firm resolve to keep the border inviolate. Before using live fire, Israeli forces first sent warnings in Arabic to protesters to keep on their side of the line if they didn't want to get hurt, followed by shots in the air, and when that still didn't work, live fire directed at the legs of the would-be infiltrators.  When the smoke...(Read Full Post)