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Lebanese TV channels unite in support for Palestinians

All of Lebanon's main television channels are to broadcast simultaneously a bulletin in support of Gazans in the face of an Israeli military offensive

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All of Lebanon's main television channels are to broadcast simultaneously on Monday a bulletin in support of Gazans in the face of an Israeli military offensive that has killed hundreds.

The unusual protest named "Palestine ... You are not alone" brings together networks with radically different views, including the official TeleLiban, Hezbollah's Al-Manar, LBC, MTV and NBN.

They will broadcast at 8:10 pm (1710 GMT) an identical report on the humanitarian dimension of Israel's two-week assault on the Gaza Strip, which has cost the lives of more than 500 Palestinians.

Lara Zaaloum, executive director of LBC's news show, said 30-minute program was "the fruit of a shared effort" that aims to "salute the people of Gaza, and its children".

The Gaza conflict shows no signs of abating, yet it has triggered a massive response on both traditional and social media.

Lebanon is officially at war with Israel. In 2006, a war pitting Hezbollah against Israel killed some 1,200 Lebanese -- mostly civilians -- and 160 Israelis -- mostly soldiers.