Monday, June 6, 2011

Netanyahu: Naksa Day events - provocation by Syria to heat up border

PM Netanyahu told the Likud Mk's at the weekly Likud faction meeting, that the "Naksa Day" events Sunday on the Syrian border were an attempt to heat up the border and were not about the 1967 Six Day War, speaking to a Likud faction meeting on Monday.
"The IDF acted against its own rules rules of engagement in order to minimize casualties,Israel will act according to our right to protect our border."

"The Syrian government,did not use its weight to stop the events from happening."
Discussing the issue of Palestinian refugees, which was one of the central themes of both Nakba and Naksa Day events, Netanyahu discussed the different ways that Israel and the Arab countries dealt with refugee Issues in 1948.
"In 1948, two refugee problems - around the same size - were created,Little Israel absorbed its refugees, while the big Arab world didn't" (referring to Jews from Arab countries who fled to Israel following the Jewish state's creation).