The Lebanese government declared Tuesday a national day of mourning over the death of Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah.Note that this day of mourning was not declared by Hezbollah, or even Lebanon's Shiites. It was declared by Lebanon's government.
A government statement also announced a one-day countrywide shutdown on Tuesday.
Fadlallah, former spiritual mentor of Hizbullah and branded a "terrorist" by Washington, died in hospital on Sunday. He was 75.
Fadlallah's funeral will take place at 1:30pm Tuesday in Beirut's southern suburbs of Haret Hreik.
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