Israel to complain to UN about Syrian border breach
Israel said Monday it will complain to the UN over what it said was Syria's use of demonstrators to challenge Israel's sovereignty, following violent clashes Sunday along the frontier between Syrian and the Israeli-ccupied Golan Heights, DPA reported.
The complaint would focus on Syria's "manipulation of its own citizens to generate violent incidents at the border," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.
Some 23 people were killed and 350 injured, mostly from tear gas, Syrian authorities reported, when Israeli snipers opened fire Sunday on Palestinian and Syrian protesters who tried to force their way through the Israeli-controlled border.
The protestors were marking 44 years since the outbreak of the 1967 Six Day War, an event Palestinians call the Naksa, or setback.