Middle East News
Ten Palestinians killed in south Lebanon on "Nakba Day"
May 15, 2011, 16:04 GMT
Beirut/Tel Aviv - At least ten Palestinians were killed and more than 70 injured in a 'Nakba Day' incident in southern Lebanon Sunday, as Palestinian protesters tried to push their way across the border with Israeli.
'We now have ten bodies in the morgue and more than 70 injured some of them are in critical condition,' a hospital source in Salah Ghandour hospital in Bint Jbeil told the German Press Agency dpa.
The demonstrators were shot at by Israeli troops when they defied calls by the Lebanese army and organizers of the so called 'peaceful rally' not to approach the fence separating Israel from Lebanon.
Lebanon's caretaker prime minister Saad Hariri condemned Israel for its actions against rallies in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and the Golan Heights.
'Lebanon considers the Israeli shooting on peaceful protestors on our southern border to be an unacceptable assault,' said a statement issued by Hariri's office.
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