Large numbers of demonstrating Palestinian refugees forced their way through the Israeli-controlled border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, witnesses said.
One witnesses spoke of thousands. He said they were walking through a minefield, waving Palestinian and Syrian flags. He said Israeli soldiers were firing tear gas, DPA reported.
An intense exchange of fire was also reported between the protesters and Israeli soldiers, near the Druze village of Majd al-Shams.