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| 17 June 2021, Thursday | النسخة العربية

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Lebanon protesters hurl Molotov cocktails at Israel

Protesters in the Lebanese border town of Adaisseh on Saturday hurled Molotov cocktails towards the Israeli side of the border amid growing hostilities between Palestinian militants and Israel with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting.

Local media also reported that young men crossed the barbed wire between Lebanon and occupied Palestine, adding that demonstrators from Lebanese parties and Palestinian factions tried to break CCTVs and the fence on Lebanese-Israeli borders using hammers. 

Earlier, the National News Agency said buses departed from Al-Bared and Al-Beddawi camps towards Lebanon’s southern borders, and tension was reported after clashes between the Lebanese army and Palestinians who arrived at Fatima Gate. 

The Lebanese army arrested four Palestinians who tried to cross the barbed wire.

Also on Saturday, Israel warned Lebanon that it would “bear responsibility for any attempt to harm the population of Israel,” after protesters tried to cross the borders and amid calls to participate in demonstrations there.

Hundreds of people brandishing Palestinian flags and the yellow colors of Hezbollah gathered in south Lebanon on Saturday for the funeral of a Lebanese protester killed by Israeli fire a day earlier.

Mohammad Tahan, a member of Hezbollah, had been protesting at the Lebanese border against the Jewish state’s latest assault on the Gaza Strip when he was hit by Israeli fire.

That came after a number of young demonstrators had briefly crossed into the northern Israeli border town of Metulla.