'Nakba Day' riots at northern border
Photo: Avihu Shapira

Report: Lebanon to close borderland

Border area declared closed military zone ahead of 'Naksa Day', which may emulate recent 'Nakba Day'

Lebanon has declared the Israeli borderland, including Fatima Gate, a closed military zone ahead of marches planned to take place on Israel's borders in honor of 'Naksa Day' Sunday, according to a report by the local An-Nahar.


The report adds that Palestinian factions and the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) are in close contact trying to decide on secure gathering locations in preparation for the marches, all leaning towards meeting at the former Khiam Detention Center building in southern Lebanon.



The country's As-Safir newspaper reported that the UN force in southern Lebanon, UNIFIL, is also in talks with the Lebanese army ahead of 'Naksa Day.' The army has made it clear they intent to cooperate with UNIFIL "on anything having to do with UN Resolution 1701", the report says.


Israel issued a harsh warning to Syria and Lebanon ahead of 'Naksa Day', or the 44th anniversary of the Six Day War. "We shall use all means to prevent an attack on our sovereignty. You will be held accountable," the message said.

Soldiers, protesters on 'Nakba Day' (Photo: Reuters)


Israel is also raising its alert level ahead of Sunday's events, which may involve marches on Israel's borders similar to those held on 'Nakba Day.'


The Hezbollah-affiliated Al-Akhbar newspaper reported that Sunday's events may be canceled in light of enormous pressure on Hezbollah and the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) which may hurt their ability to secure the marches.



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