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For the second time in three weeks, Israeli forces opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters, killing as many as 20 (that figure comes from Syrian television by way of the BBC, and is disputed by Israel)uk/news/world-middle-east-13660311" title="opened fire">opened fire on pro-Palestinian protesters, killing as many as 20.

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As many as 13 are dead and scores more injured after Israeli forces shot at protesters Sunday Crowds gathered near the borders of Gaza, Lebanon and Syria to condemn the founding of Israel Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said of the dead, "Their blood will not go to waste" (more)As many as <a href="http://www.

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This past week, Syria made headlines not once but twice. One story implicates the country in enriching uranium and says that the CIA confirmed to Congress that the target of a mysterious Israeli air raid in northern Syria on Sept. 6, 2007, was a reactor built with North Korean help.

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"Informed sources" say the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a historically contested area between Israel and Syria, may soon find itself under new management. The two countries, which have been at war with each other since 1973, are both looking to resume the stalled 2000 peace talk process, which Syria has declared will not happen until the Golan Heights are returned.

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Ramping up already escalating tensions between the two nations, Syrian military officials claimed Thursday that Israeli warplanes violated Syrian airspace in the wee hours of the morning, prompting Syrian air defense forces to open fire until the planes turned around -- an account Israel has yet to confirm or deny.

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