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Photos: Gaza hospital blast sparks outrage across Middle East

Tues., Oct. 17: People shout slogans during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.
Emrah Gurel
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Tues., Oct. 17: People shout slogans during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians outside the Israeli consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Protests broke out in Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Jordan in response to a massive blast that rocked a Gaza City hospital packed with wounded and other Palestinians seeking shelter Tuesday, killing hundreds of people, Palestinian health officials said.

Groups of protesters roamed Beirut on motorcycles and gathered outside the French embassy, and the headquarters of the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. They were unable to reach the heavily fortified U.S. embassy compound in the hills north of Beirut, according to the Associated Press.

Dozens of protesters attempted to storm the Israeli embassy compound in Amman, Jordan.

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Tues., Oct. 17: Demonstrators chant during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
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Tues., Oct. 17: Demonstrators chant during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, at Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.
Tues., Oct. 17: Jordanian security forces fire tear gas against demonstrators attempting to storm the Israeli embassy in the capital Amman.
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Tues., Oct. 17: Jordanian security forces fire tear gas against demonstrators attempting to storm the Israeli embassy in the capital Amman.
Weds., Oct. 18: Some protesters try to stop other protesters not to attack the French Embassy in Tehran, Iran during an anti-Israel protest.
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Weds., Oct. 18: Some protesters try to stop other protesters not to attack the French Embassy in Tehran, Iran during an anti-Israel protest.
Weds. Oct. 18: A man poses with a Palestinian flag as people gather in Tahrir Square of Baghdad, Iraq to protest.
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Weds. Oct. 18: A man poses with a Palestinian flag as people gather in Tahrir Square of Baghdad, Iraq to protest.
Tues., Oct. 17: Demonstrators throw stones towards the French embassy during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Tues., Oct. 17: Demonstrators throw stones towards the French embassy during a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Gaza, in Beirut, Lebanon.
Weds., Oct. 18: Protesters clash with Lebanese security forces on  outside the U.S. Embassy during a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Gaza in Awkar, East of Beirut, after a strike on a hospital in the Gaza Strip killed at least 200 people on October 17, 2023.
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Weds., Oct. 18: Protesters clash with Lebanese security forces on outside the U.S. Embassy during a demonstration in solidarity with the people of Gaza in Awkar, East of Beirut, after a strike on a hospital in the Gaza Strip killed at least 200 people on October 17, 2023.
Weds., Oct. 18: People clash with anti riot policemen outside the Israeli consulate during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Weds., Oct. 18: People clash with anti riot policemen outside the Israeli consulate during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Weds., Oct. 18: People take part in a protest outside the Israeli Consulate to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul.
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Weds., Oct. 18: People take part in a protest outside the Israeli Consulate to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul.
Weds., Oct. 18: Protesters demonstrate in front of the Israeli Consulate after an explosion at a hospital in Gaza killed hundreds on October 17, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Weds., Oct. 18: Protesters demonstrate in front of the Israeli Consulate after an explosion at a hospital in Gaza killed hundreds on October 17, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tues., Oct. 17: Hundreds gathered spontaneously outside the Israeli Consulate General in Ankara, Turkey, to protest the Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza.
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Tues., Oct. 17: Hundreds gathered spontaneously outside the Israeli Consulate General in Ankara, Turkey, to protest the Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza.
Weds., Oct. 18: People clash with anti-riot policemen outside the Israeli consulate during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul.
Umit Turhan Coskun / AFP via Getty Images
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AFP via Getty Images
Weds., Oct. 18: People clash with anti-riot policemen outside the Israeli consulate during a protest to show solidarity with Palestinians, in Istanbul.
Weds., Oct. 18: Hundreds gathered spontaneously outside the Israeli Consulate General in Ankara, Turkey, to protest the Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza.
Berkcan Zengin / Middle East Images/AFP/Getty Images
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Middle East Images/AFP/Getty Images
Weds., Oct. 18: Hundreds gathered spontaneously outside the Israeli Consulate General in Ankara, Turkey, to protest the Israeli airstrike on Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza.

Nicole Werbeck