Moslems Protest Israelis in Lebanon

Lebanese Moslems staged a general strike today against the continued presence of Israeli forces in south Lebanon. The occasion was the second anniversary of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon. The strike was effective in Moslem areas but largely disregarded in Christian zones.

In south Lebanon, Israeli troops patrolled areas affected by the strike. Tires were burned on the coastal road south of Sidon, halting traffic for a time. Many merchants observed the strike nominally. While their show windows were plastered over with strike notices, business as usual was conducted inside.

A remote controlled explosive device was detonated near Joiya village as an Israeli patrol passed by today but there were no casualties.

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