According to unofficial reports, six Arabs were killed in clashes with Israeli forces on on the Lebanese border Sunday. Four others were killed in an incident on the Syrian border, and one in Gaza, as Arabs protested the consequences of their failure to annihilate Israel in 1948.
One Jew, Eleven Arabs Reported Dead in Arab Attacks
Six reported dead on Lebanese border, 4 on Syrian border, one in Gaza as Arabs protest their defeat in 1948.
Gil Ronen, 15/05/11 17:59 | updated: 18:18
Riots at Ras El-Amoud, Jerusalem
Israel news photo: Flash 90
In Tel Aviv, an Israeli man, 29-year-old Aviv Morag, was killed in what is believed to have been a terror attack by an Arab truck driver.
The IDF has yet to officially confirm any of the deaths. It confirmed that 3 IDF officers and ten IDF soldiers were injured.
According to the IDF, several riots broke out in various locations over the course of the day, causing “friction” between Israeli security forces, rioters and inciters:
Northern Region: During the midday hours, hundreds of Syrian rioters infiltrated the Israeli-Syrian border into the Druze village of Majdal Shams. In the center of the village, they rioted violently against IDF forces. “In an attempt to turn the rioters back to Syria, forces fired selectively towards rioters who were targeting security infrastructure and some were injured as a result,” the IDF stated.
Along the Lebanese border, several rioters attempted to breach the border fence and to infiltrate into Israeli territory. “IDF forces responded by firing warning shots,” according to the IDF Spokesman’s Unit.
IDF forces and Israel Police forces are currently operating to restore order in these locations.
The IDF said that it “sees the governments of Syria and Lebanon as responsible for any violence or provocation towards Israel that emanates from their respective territories.”
Central Region: Multiple violent riots broke out in several locations throughout Judea and Samaria. These riots included rock hurling, the throwing of firebombs and the burning of tires.
North of Jerusalem, at Kalandiya, approximately 600 Arabs are rioting violently. During this riot, rocks and firebombs were hurled at security forces, who have been responding with riot dispersal means.
The IDF noted that “throughout the day there have been several incidents during which rioters have been seen hiding behind ambulances for cover while hurling rocks at security forces. IDF forces have been responding with riot dispersal means to contain these riots and thus far have been persistent in their efforts.”
Southern Region: Riots have taken place at several sites in Gaza, where hundreds of Muslim rioters hurled rocks at IDF forces. Rioters arrived at a humanitarian aid crossing and caused damage to its structures. Soldiers fired in a controlled manner in their direction of the leading rioters, aiming at their legs, in order to disperse them and prevent them from entering Israeli territory. A number of rioters were injured as a result.
In addition, during the afternoon hours IDF forces identified a suspect planting an explosive device along the security fence in northern Gaza. IDF soldiers fired towards the suspect, identifying a hit.
Terrorist organizations are constantly operating with the objective to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and have previously attempted to execute terrorist activities near the various crossings carrying humanitarian aid into Gaza.