JERUSALEM, June 7 (UPI) -- Israeli security forces were on high alert Tuesday, bracing for possible violence as Palestinians mark al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, Israeli military officials said.
Palestinians sent out calls on the Internet for protests in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and on Israel's northern border with Syria to mark the 44th anniversary of Israel seizing control of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Days War.
The Facebook page "Countdown to the Third Intifada," and the "Third Palestinian Intifada" Web page declared Tuesday a "Day of Allegiance to Jerusalem," and called for a march to al-Aksa Mosque in the Old City.
Israeli soldiers were also deployed along Israel's border with Syria on the outskirts of the Druze village Majdal Shams, prepared to deal with possible protests on the Syrian side of the border, Ynetnews.com said.
In Jerusalem police beefed up their presence in the eastern sector of the capital bracing for possible violent protests, the Web site said.