Three men have been arrested in the Israeli Occupied Golan Heights town of Majdal Shams according to PNN. The three were protesting those killed during protests by Palestinian refugees during at the Syrian side of the border during Naksa Day.The Israeli military has declared the Golan a closed military zone and has maintained a large presence there in anticipation of further protests by those on the Israeli side of the border and Palestinian refugees in Syria.
Israel may have to establish further border patrol units if the situation on the Syrian border continues. Currently the region is being policed by four of Israel’s army battalions which should be undertaking training for war.
Israel accuses Syrian regime head Basher Assad of encouraging the border protests in an effort to take pressure from his tenuous hold on Syrian politics. The exile Syrian opposition party in America claims that Assad was paying $10,000 to family members of those killed during the protests.