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  סיון 3, 5771 , 05/06/11

Arabs Rioting at Kalandiya

The Arab gathering at the Kalandiya crossing has deteriorated into a riot, IDF sources said. Dozens of Arabs were throwing rocks and stones at IDF troops, who were defending themselves with anti-riot tactics.

Organizers had originally called for “peaceful demonstrations” using “people power” to commemorate the stunning Arab defeat by Israel in the 1967 Six Day War, but rioting ensued almost immediately at several points where large demonstrations were taking place, including outside Jerusalem and at the Syria border, where Arabs were throwing rocks and stones at IDF troops, and attempting to break through to the Israeli side of the border fence.
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