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Lebanon's Hezbollah calls mass protest over Jerusalem

AFP  |  Beirut 

The head of Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement today called for a mass demonstration in protest at US President Donald Trump's recognition of as Israel's capital.

"I call on everyone to take part in a mass popular demonstration to protest and denounce this American aggression and this unjust... decision," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised address.

The demonstration is to be held on Monday in Beirut's southern suburbs, a bastion of Nasrallah's Shiite movement.

"I am calling on men, women, young and old, the southern suburbs, Beirut and all those who wish to join in from across Lebanon," Nasrallah said, also inviting residents of Lebanon's 12 Palestinian refugee camps.

Trump yesterday announced that his administration was recognising as the capital of Israel, a move that was widely condemned as inflammatory.

Most of the international community does not recognise as Israel's capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved through negotiations with the Palestinians.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 00:30 IST