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leader Hassan Nasrallah called on the citizens and armies of Israel's
neighboring Arab states to stand with Palestinians ahead of additional
border protests on the anniversary of the Six Day War, known to
Palestinians as the "Naksa.""We need to invest efforts in order to return [the Palestinian people]
to their homes, to their lands and their holy places," Nasrallah said in
Referring to protests on Nakba Day
last month, in which over a dozen people were killed in attempts to
breach Israel's borders from Syria and Lebanon, he said: "The blood of
the martyrs from Maroun a-Ras or the Golan will not be spilled for
nothing," Channel 10 reported.
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The issue of Palestinian refugees, the Hezbollah strong man added, "needs to remain our central issue."
A series of demonstrations are planned in the coming days along Israel's
borders, in a fashion similar to those on May 15's Nakba Day.
Earlier Wednesday, UNIFIL said it stands ready to assist the Lebanese
Armed Forces during upcoming protests, Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star
reported on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the international force said, "we always stand ready
to assist the LAF [the Lebanese Army], if they so request, within the
scope of our mandate under Resolution 1701."
UNIFIL, the official added, always urges both sides "to be very cautious
in any activities along the Blue Line because of its sensitivity."