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Pro-Hezbollah newspaper declares 'Death to America'

BEIRUT - Lebanon's pro-Hezbollah al-Akhbar newspaper declared "Death to America" on its front page on Thursday, the strongest reaction among universally critical Lebanese press coverage of US President Donald Trump's decision on the stauts of disputed Jerusalem.

  

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Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iran-backed Hezbollah, is expected to deliver the group's first reaction to Trump's move in a televised address at 6pm (4pm GMT) on Thursday.

 

Akhbar called Trump's decision "America's new Balfour," refering to the Balfour Declaration in which Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East a century ago.

 

"Today in Palestine there is a capable, empowered resistance that owns thousands of rockets that can strike Tel Aviv," it said.