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U.S slams Syria for Golan Heights incident

The United States on Monday accused Syria of inciting Pa­les­tinian unrest along the Israeli-held Golan Heights to divert attention from its violent crackdown on protests, WOANews.com informs.  U.S. officials say they regret the casualties in Sunday’s clashes bet­ween Israeli forces and Palesti­nian protestors. At least 13 people were killed by Israeli gunfire, including at least three along the Golan boundary on Sunday.

The Palestinian-Israeli peace process is expected to comprise a large portion of U.S. President Barack Obama’s agenda this week. He was scheduled to meet with Jor­dan’s King Abdullah II yesterday and Israeli Prime Minister Ben­jamin Netanyahu on Friday. Mean­while, the Syrian government is denying claims that a mass grave was found near the embattled city of Daraa, a focal point in the nationwide wave of anti-government rage, CNN reports.

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