Lebanon has warned Israel of a ‘uncontrollable escalation’ as protests erupted across many Muslim countries following Hezbollah’s demand for a ‘day of wrath’ following the bombing of a hospital in Gaza on Tuesday night, October 17.
The Gaza hospital strike, which killed at least 500 people, sparked outrage in various nations, with tens of thousands taking to the streets to vent their disgust.
The Israeli military says it is responding to bullets fired at military installations across the Lebanon border, and that posts in the Zar’it area are being attacked.
According to the Israeli military, sirens sounded across northern Israel near the Lebanon border, notably in the city of Kiryat Shmona, warning of probable rocket assaults.
Abdallah Bou Habib, Lebanon’s Foreign Minister, warned Thursday that continuous assault against Gaza could spark a “fire that could consume the entire region.”
Bou Habib warned against inciting tensions “that could lead to an uncontrollable escalation” during an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Angry rallies took place in Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Iran, and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, as Lebanon-based Hezbollah called for a ‘day of rage’ across the region.
Protesters held up a doll with red paint on its face, along with a sign which said: ‘Crime against humanity,’ and Palestinian flags.
Hundreds rallied at the US and French embassies overnight, where they scuffled with security forces.
Demonstrators also made their voices heard outside the Israeli embassy in Amman, Jordan, today as security were deployed to keep the peace.
Yesterday evening, protesters in Rabat, Morocco were snapped holding up placards which said: ‘You just need to be humane to support Gaza,’ and waving the Palestinian flag as they took to the streets.
Thousands of people across Egypt also demonstrated today, according to Egyptian media.