The riots this weekend mark the first of the major efforts planned in 2011 to confound Israel. The mass demonstration was billed in Egypt as the “Third Intifada,” for which buzz was generated via Facebook and other websites. The web-enabled youth movements of Egypt, including the National Association for Change and the 6 April Youth Movement, were involved extensively in planning and recruitment for this anti-Israel event. In the Palestinian territories, meanwhile, the protests were mounted in commemoration of the “Nakba,” or “disaster,” which is their characterization of the founding of Israel in 1948.
Northern border incursion
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