Return to Occupied Golan

UPDATE I:  Ali Abunimah describes below what is happening in the video. UPDATE II: an eyewitness report on the aftermath of the march.

Dramatic footage of Syrians and Palestinians braving bullets and landmines to return to occupied Golan.

A dramatic video published by the website baladee.net shows the moment when hundreds of Palestinian refugees and Syrians break through the border fence from Syria into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights (part of Syria occupied by Israel in 1967 and illegally annexed in 1981).

The video, which appears to be taken from the Israeli-occupied side shows a group of hundreds or perhaps thousands of marchers carrying Palestinian flags heading toward the boundary fence. Spectators on the Israeli-occupied side – apparently worried about the safety of the marchers – call on them to go back because of the danger of land mines.

However, undeterred, the marchers continue, and break through the border fence as people on both sides call for the liberation of Palestine. As the marchers break through there are scenes of joy, high emotion and embraces with those on the Israeli-occupied side. One man is heard to say, “This is how liberation is.”

3 thoughts on “Return to Occupied Golan”

  1. The momentum is building. Israel continues to escalate attacks out of desperation. The people will come back and the numbers will grow.

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