‘All Infiltrators Have Returned to Syria’
All of the Syrians who broke through the fence along the Syrian-Israeli border have returned to Syria, according to sources in the Druze town of Majdal Shams, in the Golan Heights.
On the Lebanese border, meanwhile, thousands of protesters descended upon the border fence from Marun a-Ras. They tried to pass the fence but IDF troops stymied this attempt (see video).
The Syrian infiltrators left the central square of Majdal Shams after local residents persuaded them to do so. A short time later, they crossed the border back to Syria. Their return was coordinated with the Red Cross.
Druze Israeli citizens in Majdal Shams told Voice of Israel government-run radio that they do not want the Syrians in their town but also would not allow the IDF to evacuate them. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) agreed to evacuate them on condition that Israel is not involved.