Scores of Palestinians and Lebanese protesting along the border with Israel have thrown rocks and climbed the cement wall snaking around the frontier, and drawn tear gas from Israeli forces.
Lebanon’s National News Agency says five people were injured and others suffered from smoke inhalation. A number of protesters in the Lebanese border village of Adaisseh climbed the wall to plant Lebanese flags and the yellow flags of the Hezbollah terror group.
It is the fifth straight day of protests along the border as support for the Palestinians swells against an Israeli military campaign in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire by the Hamas terror group toward Israeli cities.
Hundreds of protesters have also marched in Lebanon’s capital today in support of Gaza. The march went from Beirut’s refugee camp of Mar Elias toward the city center.
Yesterday, rockets fired from Lebanon fell inside Lebanese territory.
Last week, the Israeli army shot and killed one protester along the border. Hezbollah later identified the person killed as one of its fighters.