Thousands of Lebanese in various regions of the country participated in massive demonstrations after Friday prayers, in solidarity with the population of the Gaza Strip and denouncing the intense Israeli bombardments which have continued for 7 days.
Under the slogans “A united Friday for a holy cause” and “Al-Aqsa Flood Friday”, thousands of people gathered in front of mosques in various Lebanese regions, including in the capital Beirut, in the cities of Sidon (south), Tripoli (north) and the Bekaa governorate (east).
Worshipers from various mosques performed prayers in memory of the victims who fell in Gaza following the Israeli bombings, according to the Anadolu correspondent.
Hundreds of people gathered in front of the “Mohammed Al-Amin” mosque in central Beirut, waving Lebanese and Palestinian flags and banners reading “The Path to Liberation” and “Free Palestine.” “.
Participants chanted slogans of support for Gaza and the resistance, denouncing Western positions, led by France, the United States and the United Kingdom.
According to the Anadolu correspondent, thousands of people gathered in Tripoli after Friday prayers in front of the “Saif al-Din Taynal” mosque, in the center of the city, “denounced the Israeli aggression against Gaza and its population “, and prayed in tribute to the victims of Gaza.
The Lebanese House of Fatwa announced that today’s Friday sermon would be dedicated to talking about Palestine and the Israeli war against Gaza.
At dawn on Saturday, the Islamic resistance movement Hamas and other Palestinian factions launched Operation “Al-Aqsa Flood” from Gaza, in response to “relentless attacks by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.” , its properties and its holy sites, in particular the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the occupied part of East Jerusalem.
For its part, the Israeli army launched Operation “Iron Swords” and continues to carry out intensive raids on many areas of the Gaza Strip, where more than two million Palestinians live who are suffering from the deterioration of their living conditions due to an Israeli blockade imposed since 2006.
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