Israeli forces fire as protesters storm Golan border

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 05, 2011 5:28 AM
Israeli forces fire as protesters storm Golan border

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israeli forces opened fire on Sunday as Palestinian protesters in Syria approached an Israeli border fence on the occupied Golan Heights, a Reuters witness said.

An Israeli military spokesman in Tel Aviv said soldiers fired warning shots as the protesters, holding a demonstration on the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, neared the frontier.

A Reuters correspondent at the scene said two demonstrators were carried away by the crowd but it was not immediately clear if they had been wounded.

(Reporting by Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Writing by Jeffrey Heller)