Dramatic video shows Palestinians, Syrians entering Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

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.”

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The people (el-shaab) want (Ureed) the freedom (Tahrir) of Palestine (Falasteen)

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Thank you so much for posting that.

Someday I will drive from one side to the other at about that spot, and slow down to look at where the border used to be, and someone will HONK at me for holding up the everyday traffic, with no checkpoints or guards.

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they were chanting multiple chants
the first one,

"Al-Shaab yureed Tahreer Falesteen" - "The people demand the Liberation of Palestine"

the second one, I did not get

the third chant is, "bilrouh bildemm nefdeeki Felasteen" - "with our lives, with our blood, we shall sacrifice for you, Palestine"

the guy behind the camera was screaming at the crowd to stay back.because there were land mines in the area. Apparently, it did not deter a segment of the crowd to cross over

near the end of the tape, the cameraman was saying "allah-Yehayyeekum"
"God Salutes you"

the name of the village they crossed into is called Majdal Shams

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wouldn't that be a good reason to return to your own country if the one you're exiled to starts murdering its own people

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I can only express my deepest appreciation and awe at another example of how the arab people's vanguard is forging a new vision for all the world to see and learn from in how to confront and transform the oppressive domination of the governments that surround them. Basta Ya! Enough! Seize the Time! Adelante! Forward! The oppressive, counterrevolutionary powers of the U.S., Israel, Europe, Saudi Arabia and all the other neo-colonial Arab governments are maneuvering desparately to contain this greatest Arab Spring blossoming freedom - don't give them any respite to regroup and counterattack! Palestine will be free!

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fill their prisons
with your life
to let the world know
of our strife

fill their prisons
with your life
because you are free!
because you are right!

we will show them
how to live
independent
with dignity

for we will march
and march en mass
our fists held high
our chests upright

singing songs
within our soul
of return
and times of old

to our homeland
we shall return!
for generations
our hearts have burned

what will they say?
what will they do?

we shall not bend!
we shall not bow!

onward onward
to Palestine
to a homeland
to a life

sister, mother
father, son
united peoples
can’t be undone!

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they are saying: "the people want the liberation of palestine" "al sh3b urid ta7rir filistine"

Ali Abunimah

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Co-founder of The Electronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine, now out from Haymarket Books.

Also wrote One Country: A Bold-Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Opinions are mine alone.