New video published by the website jawlany.com shows Israeli forces in the occupied Golan Heights attempting to prevent hundreds of marchers crossing across the border fence from the Syrian-controllled side on 15 May 2011. Hundreds of residents of the occupied Golan Heights watch and cheer the marchers on, and some chant “Filastin Arabiyeh wal Jawlan Suriyeh” (“Palestine is Arab and the Golan is Syrian”).
About nine minutes into the video a large group of marchers who have just crossed the border fence can seen taking cover while gunfire is heard. The gunfire continues as Israeli soldiers approach the group. Israeli military vehicles start to move toward the group but the Israelis appear to be unsuccessful in stopping many marchers crossing into the Israeli-occupied side. However just before the end of the clip the Israelis seem to have brought in reinforcements who are preventing more marchers entering, as a column of thousands of people stretches into the distance on the Syrian side. Truly remarkable scenes. A caption on the video says it was shot by Shahatha Nasrallah.