BEIRUT (RockedBuzz through Reuters) – Lebanese safety forces used tear gas and water cannons to repel dozens of protesters demonstrating near the U.S. Embassy in Beirut on Wednesday towards what they mentioned was an Israeli assault on a Gaza hospital that killed a whole lot of Palestinians.
The United States has come beneath criticism throughout the area for pledging ironclad help to Israel in its conflict on Gaza after the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas carried out a lethal cross-border assault in Israel on October 7.
Protesters, who blame Israel for Tuesday’s Gaza hospital explosion, regardless that Israeli officers say it was a rocket fired by a Palestinian group, had been prevented from reaching the embassy border by barricades blocking the streets a whole lot of meters (yards) from the mission north of Beirut. suburb.
Some protesters waved Palestinian flags whereas others threw stones at safety forces, who repelled them with water cannons and volleys of tear gas. Television footage of the scene confirmed flames taking pictures from a constructing near the barricades.
Elsewhere in Beirut, 1000’s of protesters gathered in southern Beirut in an illustration known as by Iran-backed Hezbollah, which fought a conflict with Israel in 2006. Hezbollah officers denounced Israel and the United States for the explosion to the hospital.
(Writing by Edmund Blair; modifying by Mark Heinrich)