Protestors at northern border promised $1,000 reward by Assad's regime, Reform Party of Syria claims; Israeli officials: Damascus encouraged rioters. Syria says IDF killed 23 people, wounded 350; IDF says figures inflated.
Four old landmines exploded inside Syrian territory, several hundred meters away from the border,during the clashes yesterday. IDF elements said that the blasts occurred after protestors hurled Molotov cocktails which set the fire. The fire caused a blast which left casualties among the protestors.
Ynet Latest Update: 06.06.11
Protestors for hire? Demonstrators along the Syria-Israel border were paid thousands of dollars by President Bashar Assad's regime to take part in Sunday's riots, Syrian opposition activists charge.
Israeli officials later reinforced the claims, accusing the Syrian regime of encouraging protests along the northern border.
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