Palestinian groups postpone Naksa marches


Palestinian factions in Lebanon said Friday they are postponing a march planned for Sunday on Israel’s border because of pressure from the United States.

Palestinian sources indicated similar “Naksa Day” marches planned in Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Gaza and the West Bank, may be canceled as well, The Jerusalem Post reported.

The Naksa march commemorates the 1967 Six-Day War.

An Islamic Jihad Movement official in Lebanon announced in a statement that “after the Palestinian forces learned about the current situation in Lebanon we’re leaning towards canceling the marches planned for Sunday along the border line with Palestine.”

Lebanese media reported the main reason for the postponement was because of pressure applied by the U.S. government through Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman.