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U.S. And Israel Accuse Syria Of Provoking Border Clashes(Business Insider)


The U.S. and Israel have accused Syria of inciting clashes along Israel’s borders that led to the death of at least 14 people on ‘Nakba‘ day, or the day of catastrophe.

In a press briefing spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. regrets the deaths but believes Israel has the right to secure its borders. In response to a question      about Syria‘s role in the demonstration Toner said:

Well, we do think that this is an effort by the Syrian 

Government to play a destabilizing role. They’re – it’s clearly an effort by them to take focus off the situation that’s happening right now in Syria, and it’s a cynical use of the Palestinian cause to encourage violence along its border as it continues to repress its own people within Syria.

During a briefing on Monday, White House press secretary John Carney expressed similar concerns:

Well, we certainly think that there’s a history of that and it seems apparent to us that that is an effort to distract attention from the legitimate expressions of protests by the Syrian people and from the harsh crackdown that the Syrian government has perpetrated against its own people.
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