Concerns about violence on Lebanon border

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In Lebanon so far the protests have been peaceful, with thousands of people meeting at Beaufort Castle in Nabatiyeh to mark the day.

11 people were killed last May on the Lebanese border during Nakba Day protests, when Israeli forces opened fire on activists protesting.

On Wednesday Global March to Jerusalem spokesman Zaher Birawi said he thought that if there was violence it would be along the border.

“We hope that it will not happen but if it is going to happen the weakest border the Israelis might have is maybe Lebanon. They did the same last year, although this year the place where the demonstration will take place is kilometers away from the border. Even if they go closer it is Lebanese land and they have the right wherever, he told Al-Akhbar

“So we hope that there will be no violence but the Israelis might attack Lebanon because their relation with Jordan will not allow them to attack Jordan, they might attack Lebanon because they have no diplomatic relations with Lebanon and they might take that as an excuse.”

Published: Friday, March 30, 2012 - 14:36

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