Expressing their solidarity with the Palestinians in Gaza, thousands of people have gathered in Beirut in Lebanon. The rally was called by the Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who spoke from a secret location on a giant screen. He said he supports Palestinian calls for a third intifada against Israel, and also criticised Washington’s policies in the region.
He said: “Regarding the US administration, and its plan to control the area, they don’t care about the leaders in Lebanon, Gaza, or Ramallah, or Baghdad, Kabul, or any Islamic or Arabic capital or country.”
Nasrallah has demanded that Egypt let injured Palestinians through its border crossing and has told his supporters to be on alert in case of an Israeli attack. Hizbollah fought a war with Israel in 2006, which claimed the lives of close to 1,400 people.