Today is “Nakba Day”, the anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, which Muslims consider the nakba, or “catastrophe”. Israel’s neighbors celebrated the occasion by massing hordes of rioters on three borders — Gaza, Lebanon, and Syria. In all three areas Israeli soldiers fired into the crowds when they pressed to cross into Israel, and refused to move back. At least ten people were killed. Syria insists that this “criminal” action by Israel must be punished.
In other news, a Danish anti-pirate vessel was fired on by a Somali pirate ship. The Danes returned fire, killing four pirates and capturing the other ten. All sixteen Iranian hostages were freed unharmed.
Meanwhile, support in Serbia for membership in the EU has dropped to 55%, down from 65% a year and a half ago.
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