BEIRUT — Hundreds of Shia Muslims chanting "Death to Israel!" demonstrated here Tuesday to protest an explosion in a mosque in Israeli-occupied southern Lebanon on Monday that left 12 people dead and 34 injured by the latest U.N. count.
In occupied southern Lebanon, Israeli forces raided another Shia village at daybreak, searched houses for weapons and rounded up about 80 men for questioning at the village school, security sources said.
The raiding force of 25 soldiers in a tank and two armored personnel carriers fired in the air as it entered Salaa in a U.N.-policed area nine miles east of the port of Tyre at 6 a.m., the sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity.
No Casualties Reported
No casualties were reported from the latest sweep in Israel's two-week crackdown on Shia guerrillas.
In mostly Muslim West Beirut schools, shops, banks and other businesses hurriedly closed as fist-shaking Shias paraded through the streets chanting, "With blood we shall liberate the south!"