March to Lebanon-Israel border canceled

Palestinian organizers in Lebanon who had planned a march to the border with Israel later this week say they have canceled it.

The organizers say that Sunday's planned march marking the 1967 Arab-Israeli war's anniversary would be replaced by strikes across all 12 of Lebanon's Palestinian refugee camps.

On May 15, Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians who marched to Israel's borders with Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank. Six people were killed in Lebanon.

Lebanese authorities had declared the area around the shared border with Israel a closed military zone to prevent the planned border march.

Palestinian organizers said in a statement Friday that they had a right to protest and rejected the move by Lebanese authorities.