Residents in Lebanese refugee camp protest violence in the Golan Heights
POSTED: Monday, June 6, 2011 - 8:44am
UPDATED: Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:08pm
NBC News —
Residents of a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon set fire to tires at the entrances of the camp monday to protest against the violence in the Golan Heights. The protest comes a day after Israeli troops killed 20 people and wounded hundreds more when they opened fire on the Israeli-Syrian border to stop protesters from entering the Golan Heights.
Sunday's clashes marked the "Naksa," or setback, the term the Palestinians use for the defeat in the 1967 Mideast War. During that war, israel took the Golan Heights from Syria, the West Bank and East Jerusalem from Jordan, and the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula from Egypt in just six days of fighting.