Palestinian advocacy activists in Lebanon have cancelled a march to the border with Israel, several months in the planning.
Lebanese authorities declared the area around the border a closed military zone to prevent potential conflicts.
In a similar demonstration on May 15th, protestors commemorating the Palestinian Nakba, or the 1948 creation of the state of Israel, tried to force their way across border. Israeli border guards shot and killed 10 protestors at the Lebanese border and four Syrians in a another protest the same day.
Earlier today, march organizers proclaimed that they are within their rights to march and would continue with the demonstration. Later, they said that they would instead impose a strike across all 12 Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.
The march was originally organized to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Six Day War, when the West Bank and Gaza Strip were seized by Israeli forces.