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A Druze Sheikh tries to calm things down with Israeli riot policemen, after Druze youth hurled stones at Israeli soldiers in Majdal Shams, Golan Heights, as protesters marked the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War at Syria-Israel border. Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian protesters in Syria, who rushed towards the border fence; Syrian state reports said 23 demonstrators were killed.<br />
Israel had been on high alert for a feared repetition of last month's storming by thousands of Palestinian protesters from Syria and Lebanon into Israel.