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IDF forces shoot Syrian trying to cut border fence

Suspect refuses to heed troops' calls to stop, sustains injury in knee and evacuated to Syrian hospital-

An IDF force opened fire on Saturday at a Syrian citizen who approached the Israel-Syria border and attempted to cut the fence. The man was injured in the incident and evacuated to a Syrian hospital.

IDF forces on routine activity in the area identified a man approaching the Israeli border. They ordered him to stop and when he failed to heed their calls, they opened fire in his direction.

The Northern Command launched a probe into the incident.


According to an initial investigation, the incident occurred at 3:20pm, after soldiers from the 401 brigade spotted the suspect approaching the border fence in the southern Golan Heights.



After the suspect failed to heed to the soldiers' calls, they fired warning shots in the air and eventually fired a single shot toward his lower body. The suspect was injured in his knee, and evacuated by Syrian citizens.


An IDF official lauded the force's conduct during the event, saying that "many suspicious activities near the fence have been recorded in recent days, of people posing as Shepherds.

"As far as we are concerned any person who tries to approach the fence is not doing it for peaceful reasons: He is either trying to collect intelligence on our troops, planning a terror attack, or he is trying to infiltrate into Israel and carry out an attack in one of the communities near the border. We will respond with an iron fist against any such attempt," the official noted.


In June, a Syrian man was detained near the border after touching the fence. He was transferred for investigation with security forces.





http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4264313,00.html


Added: Aug-4-2012 Occurred On: Aug-4-2012
By: aydeo
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  • This was Assad's shameless ploy, as it's always expedient to try to find a Jew to blame for something to divert your people's attention away from their real problems.

    He didn't fool anyone.

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  • keep that war in syria bitches

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  • What are the odds we could get a battalion of these IDF chaps on assignment in Arizona?

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  • ""As far as we are concerned any person who tries to approach the fence is not doing it for peaceful reasons: He is either trying to collect intelligence on our troops, planning a terror attack, or he is trying to infiltrate into Israel and carry out an attack in one of the communities near the border."

    or maybe it was a desperate citizen attempting to flee a fucking warzone. but ya know, a brown person = a terrorist in the eyes of the fucking jews

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  • I could be wrong, but i do believe the fence is actually a few feet INSIDE Israel, so they are allowed to shoot him for crossing the border.

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  • Surprised there hasn't been more of this....but then again, out of Syria's 5 frontiers, the Israeli is the only one where a refugee will be shot on sight

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    • @ElegantDecline

      He was shot (in the leg) only after they called him to stop and he didn't.

      When you cross a border of enemy state (any where on the globe) and don't listen to the security forces calls, most likely you will be shot eventually...

      Tens of thousands of African refugees crossed inside Israel durind recent years, none of them was shot by the IDF (Dozens of them were shot to death by Egyptian forces but then again- you don't give a fuck about this one...)

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    • @aydeo Sorry, but thousands of Syrian refugees have crossed into Syria's neighbours over the last year and a half and have not been shot...including into clearly hostile states like Turkey

      You are deliberately marginalising the frantic Israeli policy to keep any Arab's out in order to try to plan and control the population stats of Israel.
      The same policies that prevent people in Israel from marrying someone in the West Bank and living together...truly disgusting, considering Settlers and Israe More..

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    • @ElegantDecline

      Israel has several fucked up policies, but they are not the issue over here- Very hard to compare the status between Syria and Turkey and the one between Syria and Israel. Syria and Turkey were rivals but never enemy states, obviously not as Israel and Syria are.

      I don't recall border attacks on civilians of Turkey over the years, yet I can bring you quite a long list of border attacks on Israelis (I'm not talking about the 50-60's but recent years) from Lebanon,Egypt ect.
      Th More..

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    • @aydeo Actually, the Syrians shot down a Turkish jet just last month, and the Turks have militarised the border

      Not to mention many Kurdish attacks on Turkey from across the Syrian border

      The difference is in Israel's determination to deter any Arab's from coming across the border.
      Lets think about it logically...even if Arab's more friendly to Israel sought asylum and safety over the Israeli border, they would still likely be shot on entry, albeit with warnings. They don't want Arab's of any More..

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    • @ElegantDecline Were they destroying a security fence and refused to stop when warned? NOPE!

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  • I think its important to remember that the Israelis believe that they have a covenant with The Lord commanding them to utterly destroy every man woman and child in gaza. So long as they dont "them and their gods will be thorns in your side" The Israelis go out to fight the Phillistine a hundred or so times throughout history. This recent offensive against gaza is just another heart beat of the religious world, understand that in the mind of an Israeli, G-D has their back fully and is w More..

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