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At least ten killed along Israel-Syrian border

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-06-06

At least ten people were killed or wounded on the Syrian border with Israel during protests on Sunday to mark the anniversary of the 1967 war. The casualties were caused by rioters hurling firebombs which set off landmines, Israeli sources said.

AFP - The Israeli army on Monday said that 10 people had been killed or wounded a day earlier during mass protests along the ceasefire line with Syria in the Golan, all of them by landmines near Quneitra.

"Ten of yesterday's casualties were caused by the rioters who hurled firebombs at IDF troops, leading to explosion of landmines," the Israeli military said in a Twitter post, without giving an overall toll.

Asked to clarify, an army spokeswoman said "casualties" referred to both dead and injured, all of whom were caused by the explosion of landmines in no-mans land near Quneitra, which were detonated by Molotov cocktails thrown by the protesters.

"Ten of the casualties -- including dead and injured -- were caused by firebombs thrown by rioters which set off landmines in Quneitra," a spokeswoman said, without remarking on figures cited by Syrian TV which reported 23 people had been killed and 350 injured.

Troops also opened fire at protesters near Majdal Shams, but the spokeswoman did not give any other figures indicating anyone else had been injured or killed in that area.

The bloodshed occurred as hundreds of Palestinian refugees from Syria tried to breach the frontier at two locations in order to enter Israeli-controlled territory as they marked the 44th anniversary of losses sustained during the 1967 Six Day War, known in Arabic as the "Naksa" or "setback."

The mass protests along the border came three weeks after thousands of Palestinian refugees and their supporters tried to break through from Syria and Lebanon, leaving 10 dead when troops opened fire in similar circumstances.

Date created : 2011-06-05

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