The terrorist group Hezbollah called in Lebanon for a “day of anger” after the bombing of a hospital in Gaza

Hezbollah’s deputy leader in Lebanon, Sheikh Naim Qassem, speaks during a rally supporting Palestinians in Gaza, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in Beirut, Lebanon, October 13, 2023. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/)

The terrorist group Hezbollah called for Wednesday to be a “day of rage” to condemn the bombing of a hospital in Gaza that left hundreds dead and the one who accuses Israel. However, Israeli authorities assure that the incident was caused by an Islamic Jihad rocket that fell in the strip.

“May tomorrow, Wednesday, be a day of anger against the enemy,” Hezbollah, an ally of the Hamas terrorist group, said in a statement, denouncing a “massacre” and a “brutal crime.”

The bombing killed at least 200 people in a Gaza hospital on Tuesday, raising a wave of international outrage on the eve of US President Joe Biden’s arrival in the region.

The Israeli army stated that the attack that hit the hospital It was a poorly fired rocket by Palestinian militants.

“An analysis of the operating systems of the Israel Defense Forces (army) indicates that A barrage of rockets was fired by terrorists in Gaza, passing very close to Gaza’s Ahli hospital at the time it was hit“the army said in a statement.

“Information from multiple sources in our possession indicates that the Islamic Jihad is responsible for the failed rocket launch that hit the Gaza hospital,” the statement said, referring to another Gaza-based militant group that has claimed to fight Israel alongside Hamas.

For his part, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, published a message on his X account and assured that “the whole world knew: The barbarian terrorists of Gaza are the ones who attacked the Gaza hospital, not the IDF. He who brutally murdered our children also murders his children.”.

On the other hand, thousands of Palestinians took to the streets this Tuesday in different cities of West Bank occupied to protest against the bombing of the hospital.

Palestinians protest against the Israeli attack on a Gaza hospital in the West Bank town of Tubas.  October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta
Palestinians protest against the Israeli attack on a Gaza hospital in the West Bank town of Tubas. October 17, 2023. REUTERS/Raneen Sawafta (RANEEN SAWAFTA/)

The demonstrations quickly spread through the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Tubas, Qalqilya, Hebron and Tulkarem, among others.

The protesters, reported the official Palestinian news agency, Wafa, “They denounced the massacre committed by the Israeli occupation in the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza”.

The agency added that the protests were called by the ruling Fatah party, which heads the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), which governs the West Bank.

“The participants in the demonstration waved Palestinian flags and walked through the streets chanting ‘God is great’ and angry nationalist chants denouncing the crimes of the (Israeli) occupation and its continued aggression against our defenseless people in the Gaza Strip,” Wafa detailed.

Arab ambassadors to the UN

The Arab ambassadors appeared jointly at the UN this Tuesday to ask the Security Council to “wake up and assume its responsibilities” to stop the war in Gaza, in a declaration of urgency after learning of the attack on the Al Ahli hospital in Gaza City.

The ambassadors, who They accused Israel of being solely responsible for the bombing, They demanded that the Security Council act in three directions: demand an immediate ceasefire from the parties, allow access for humanitarian aid to Gaza and put an end to the massive and forced displacement of the population out of the strip.

The Jordanian ambassador, Mahmud Faidallah, as acting president of the group of Arab ambassadors, assured that the death toll in the bombings is now close to 800 or 900 victims, and demanded that those responsible for that attack be brought to justice.

“For decades, Israel and the perpetrators of these (attacks), from the military and political authority, have enjoyed impunity, and have not once faced justice. “This has to stop,” Faidallah said.