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  סיון 3, 5771 , 05/06/11

2 Dead at Syrian Border; Lebanon Said Quiet

Syrian media reported Sunday afternoon that two people were killed when they tried to break through the border fence and enter Israel's Golan Heights. Dozens of Syrians approached the border, and ignored IDF warnings to retreat, throwing large rocks and bricks at the Israeli side. Syrian media said that at least rioters were injured.

Israel Radio reported that the border with Lebanon was quiet, and that riots and an attempt to jump the border fence into the Galilee by Lebanese thugs had not materialized. Reports also said that hundreds of Arabs were marching in central Samaria in the direction of Elon Moreh, witnesses in the area said Sunday afternoon, and that a large group was gathering at the Kalandiya checkpoint north of Jerusalem. In addition, Israel Radio reported that hundreds of Arabs were gathering in northern Gaza, near Beit Hanoun, and were likely to try and march on the Erez crossing.
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