At Least 23 Golan Protesters Killed, 350 Wounded as Israeli Troops Open Fire

US: Israel Has Right to Shoot Protesters

Israeli soldiers attacked protesters along the Syrian border with the occupied Golan Heights today, killing at least 23 protesters and wounding some 350 others. The protesters were marching to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the 1967 invasion of Golan.

The US State Department claimed to be “deeply troubled” by the protest march, and said that Israel had a right “like any sovereign nation” to defend itself by shooting protesters. Israeli opposition figures slammed “trigger-happy” soldiers for the large number of casualties.

Israel conquered the Golan Heights in 1967, along with the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula. Though Israel eventually returned the Sinai (with caveats) to Egypt, and simply walled in Gaza, they have ruled out leaving either Golan or the West Bank.

It is the second time in less than a month that Israeli troops have attacked and killed large numbers of protesters along their northern border. In mid-May troops killed some 20 protesters commemorating Nakba, the expulsion of Palestinians from Israeli territory. The commemoration is illegal in Israel.


Categories: Colonialism, Government, Imperialism, International, Israel, Palestine, Racist Oppression, U.S. News, Zionism

1 reply

  1. Dear comrades!
    It is great pleasure for me coming into the page of the m-l party press. I hope every day to read more about progress in its objectives.
    It is the right time to ensure strong links throughout the world between revolutionary movements and organizations to exchange experience and coordinate revolutionary actions in the fight to eradicate exploitation of human from human and the overthrow of the existing ugly reality of inequality and all evil stemming from it.
    Glory the worker of Marks, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha!
    Revolutionary greetings!
    Dr. Laver Stroke
    Party of Labour of Albania (riorganised)
    Jun 10, 2011

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