Hundreds of protesters came under fire as they advanced towards the fenced ceasefire line separating undisputed Syrian territory from the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967.
The march, led by refugees intent on reclaiming their homes lost to Israel in an earlier war in 1948, was the second of its kind in just over three weeks. Four protesters were killed last month after they breached the border fence.
So, you\’re an opthalmologist who has inherited a bloody and blooded dictatorship from your father.
You\’ve got riots, massacres, going on, your security forces are torturing people to death as a result of the protests for greater freedom.
So, what do you do?
Yup, that\’s right, let\’s have a little go at the foreigners, shall we?
What\’s right and what\’s wrong about the Golan Heights is as nothing compared to the benefits to Assad of having people playing there rather than in the streets of Damascus.