The situation of Israel is once again heading toward extreme peril. In 1967 Israel took on the forces of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria and routed all three. Since then suicide bombers and harassing endeavors from Hamas and Hezbollah have taken their toll physically and psychologically, but Israel’s existence has not been threatened. Now, the past 44 years are starting to seem downright peaceful in comparison with what likely lies ahead.

On Sunday Israel Defense Forces generally shot at the legs of hundreds of invading protesters at the country’s borders with Syria and Lebanon. Many of the demonstrators were wounded and some died. IDF gunfire killed at least one Syrian. Along the Lebanon border somewhere between three and 10 people died at the hands of either the IDF or the Lebanese Armed Forces. (Reports conflict.)

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