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The minor coverage by Arab media and the relatively low number of participants at Sunday’s protests attest to the failure of Naksa Day, a weak imitation of Nakba Day events some three weeks ago. The deterrence produced by Israel’s decisive response during Nakba Day made clear to potential protesters that they may pay a terrible price for a brief TV appearance, the first and possibly last of their lives.

    Syria’s fingerprints were evident in every detail: Starting with driving the protestors to the site, through Syrian TV, which set up several broadcast points and covered the events live, and including the ambulances and medical teams deployed in advance at points of friction.

( Ron Ben-Yishai – Ynet News)

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