Monday, June 6, 2011

Israeli military blames protesters for killing 10 of their own

Ha Ha. Way to go idiots.
stupid rejects, even if the landmines were not there they would have been firebombing their own people to begin with, the landmines just make it funnier.

Jerusalem (CNN) -- The Israeli military on Monday blamed protesters trying to cross the fortified border between Syria and occupied Golan Heights for the deaths of 10 of their own, saying they threw fire bombs that set off landmines.

About 10 of the protesters killed in Sunday's clashes were killed "as a result of their own activity," Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman, told CNN Monday.

The protests came on the anniversary of the 1967 Middle East War, when Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria. The Israel Defense Forces said that Israeli troops used tear gas and live ammunition on members of an "angered mob."

A group of protesters near the Kuneitra border crossing threw fire bombs that detonated a number of old landmines that had been placed in the area, Leibovich said. The resulting explosions, she said, led to the death of some of the protesters.

Leibovich said the information was based on intelligence assessments and reports from Israeli military commanders on the ground.Syrian state media reported 23 protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers opening fire on demonstrators.

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