In response to questions about the “Nakba Day” violence against Israel, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney expressed the Obama Administration’s support for Israel’s right to defend its borders from “unauthorized crossings.” Carney went on to condemn the Syrian government’s involvement in the violence on the Syrian-Israeli border.
‘Israel, like all countries, has the right to prevent unauthorized crossings at its borders. Its neighbors have a responsibility to prevent such activity. We urge maximum restraint on all sides.
We are also strongly opposed to the Syrian government’s involvement in inciting yesterday’s protests in the Golan Heights. Such behavior is unacceptable and does not serve as a distraction from the Syrian government’s ongoing repression of demonstrators in its own country.’
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