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Israeli forces open fire on protesters at Golan border

Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

An injured protester is carried away from the Syrian-Israeli border near the Druze village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights, June 5. Israeli troops opened fire on Sunday at Palestinian protesters in Syria who rushed towards a border fence and Syrian state television said four demonstrators were killed. Sunday marked the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war and Israel had been on high alert for a feared repetition of the storming last month by thousands of Palestinian protesters of Israel's frontiers with Syria and Lebanon. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the war and annexed the territory in 1981, a move not recognised internationally.

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