Three injured in Lebanon protest over Egypt's Gaza wall / PHOTO

At least three people were injured when Lebanese police clashed with activists protesting against Egypt's decision to build a wall along with Israel-besieged Gaza.

Three injured in Lebanon protest over Egypt's Gaza wall / PHOTO

At least three people were injured Saturday when Lebanese police clashed with activists protesting against Egypt's decision to build a wall along with Israel-besieged Gaza.



Palestinian and Lebanese chanting anti-Egyptian slogans gathered near the Egyptian embassy in the capital to mark their opposition to the underground steel wall, which is aimed at stopping smuggling into the Hamas-controlled salient.



As a result three people were slightly hurt, police said.

Witnesses said baton-wielding riot police clashed with the protesters when they tried to push against a security barrier and began pelting the embassy with stones and lemons.



Ambulances were seen rushing to the scene.

Tunnels are the only links Palestine has to the outside world because of the Israeli blockade.

1.5 million Gazans still live under heavy Israel siege and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

A group of international lawyers and human rights activists accuse Israel of committing "genocide" through its crippling blockade of the Strip.


Agencies




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