Matthew Cassel eyewitness to Sunday's conflict on Israel-Lebanon border05/17/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Lebanon has submitted a complaint to the United Nation's Security Council in the wake of the killing of ten Palestinians at the border with Israel on Sunday. ... In addition to the refugees killed, the Israeli military wounded more than 100 others. ... The protesters were challenging their families displacement from Israel in 1948 ... they want the right to return to their families land. .... Lebanon called on the Security Council to hold Israel accountable for targeting unarmed civilians with live fire. Israel's Prime Minister says Sunday's protests along Israel's borders challenged the very existence of the state of Israel.
We're joined now by MATTHEW CASSEL. He's a journalist and photographer based in Beirut, Cassel was at the Lebanese-Israeli border Sunday and just wrote the piece "Palestinians in Lebanon, at the lonely end of the Arab uprisings: Never is a refugee's right to return brought into question -- except when that refugee is a Palestinian," which states: "Climbing up the mountain to reach the Palestinian right-of-return protest in Maroun al-Ras in south Lebanon on Sunday felt a bit like being back in Tahrir Square."