Hizbollah Youths Hurl Stones at Israeli Border Point on Jerusalem Day

Published December 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Dozens of Lebanese Hizbollah youths hurled stones Friday on an Israeli border point to mark the annual Jerusalem Day in support of the Palestinian struggle against the Jewish state. 

About 150 members of the al-Mahdi scouts, a youth organization of the Shiite fundamentalist group Hizbollah, gathered at Fatima Gate at Lebanon's border with Israel, an AFP correspondent witnessed. 

The scouts, accompanied by a music band, waved Hizbollah, Lebanese and Palestinian flags while shouting anti-Israeli slogans, he said. 

The youths threw stones onto the “Israeli side” of the border as groups of them torched US and Israeli flags, he said. 

Hizbollah has planned several rallies across the country to mark Jerusalem Day, first conceived after the 1979 Islamic revolution by the late founder of Islamic Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. It is observed each year on the last Friday of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan -- KFAR KILA (AFP)  




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