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Hundreds protest on Hezbollah’s ‘day of rage’ after Gaza hospital bombing

Haret Hreik, Lebanon, Oct 18 (EFE).- Hundreds of people demonstrated in strongholds of the Shiite group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon or on the outskirts of Beirut after the group called for an “unprecedented day of rage” Wednesday following a bombing the night before that caused hundreds of deaths at a hospital in the Gaza Strip.

One of the largest rallies took place in the capital’s Haret Hreik suburb, a Hezbollah stronghold where about 500 people chanted slogans such as “Death to Israel”.

Hezbollah, which since Oct. 8 has been engaged in cross-border attacks with Israel, called for a “day of unprecedented anger” in the wake of a bombing of a hospital on Tuesday night.

Hamas has accused Israel of being behind the explosion, but Israel has said it was caused by a misfired rocket launched by Palestinian militants in Gaza.

There were also protests in other parts of Lebanon, including in front of the US embassy in the east of Beirut, where riots and clashes were reported.EFE


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