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Hezbollah calls for 'day of anger' as Biden heads to Israel, Gaza war rages

Cross-border fire has been ongoing between Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and Israel in southern Lebanon since Hamas’ surprise attack on Israel last weekend.
Shiite Muslim clerics chant slogans during an anti-Israel rally in solidarity with the Palestinian people organised by supporters of the Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah in Lebanon's southern city of Nabatieh on October 13, 2023. Thousands of people, both Israeli and Palestinians have died since October 7, 2023, after Palestinian Hamas militants entered Israel in a surprise attack leading Israel to declare war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip on October 8. (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP) (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYA

BEIRUT, WASHINGTON — Hezbollah denounced the alleged Israeli strike on the al-Ahli hospital in Gaza City, while also blaming the United States, declaring Wednesday a "day of anger" against both the United States and Israel, as President Joe Biden visits the region and the war in Gaza rages. 

“These acts, over the years of the oppressive occupation, reveal the true criminal nature of this entity, its malevolent sponsor, and the principal culprit, the United States of America, which bears direct and complete responsibility for this and all crimes perpetrated by the Zionist enemy,” read a statement carried by the Hezbollah’s media outlet Al-Manar.

Hezbollah declared that Wednesday should be a "a day of unparalleled anger against the enemy” in response to the attack, referencing Biden’s planned visit to Israel on that day, according to Al-Manar.

The announcement comes as tensions in southern Lebanon are at an all-time high amid concerns of a wider regional conflict.

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