Next Friday, March 30, the anti-Israeli Global March on Jerusalem will take place, with supposedly millions attempting to breach Israel’s borders to march on Jerusalem.

Israel has issue a warning to stay away from the borders, or else:

Following the deadly clashes last year during the Naksa and Nakba marches to its northern border, Israel issued a stern warning to Arab countries and Palestinians to refrain from approaching the border.

London based newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Friday that the warning was issued in reference to the “Universal Jerusalem March” planned for next Friday to commemorate “Land Day.”

According to sources, Israel reiterated it would treat anyone who approaches the border as an infiltrator, and will act against them decisively. The report said Israel claims the march is organized by hostile elements. In a message to Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the Hamas government in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority, Israel called on Arabs not to allow escalation in the area by allowing marches to the borders.

Apparently the warning is having an effect, as Lebanon will not allow the marchers to reach the border (or so it says):

The Lebanese branch of the “Universal Jerusalem March,” also known as “Land Day,” planned for Friday will only reach Beaufort fortress in southern Lebanon instead of heading to the Israeli-Lebanese border as previously reported, Sources close to the march told “The Daily Star” on Saturday.

According to the sources, the route was changed to avoid any clashes with Israeli authorities along the border. The organizers said they estimate some 30,000 protesters will participate in the march on Friday.

I expect that Hezbollah will bring some women and children to the border for photo-ops, and maybe to provoke a minor incident.

 
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