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I am enthralled w #ghostsofbeirut, but a tinge of PTSD.
I was in Beirut in 1982. Alexander Hotel (Bob Simon's room). It had a nice outdoor cafe (used to be indoors til a bomb). Watched the IDF missile shooting down a Syrian jet, Syrian troops evacuate, Arafat & crew sail off. 1/ ImageImage
#Beirut 2/ Silly me. I bought a postcard & went to a post office to buy a stamp. Everyone howled. No service in yrs.
Went to Bashir Gemayal's office to talk with an aide about the president-to-be's PR in DC.
Not to be: the office & Gemayal were blown to smithereens 2 wks later. Image
#GhostsofBeirut @issacharoff 3/
PTSD? I still have rolls of film, developed but not viewed. Mental pic of the entrance to huge PLO cave/armory & a Saiqa soldier sitting as a guard, his skeleton in full uniform.
A mortar (no warhead) as a paperweight. Shrapnel was everywhere. Image
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🚨🚨 Breaking News 🚨🚨
#British 🇬🇧 company found liable for #Beirut 🇱🇧 Port blast

Savaro Ltd, a shell company reportedly operated by #Ukrainian businesspeople, has been found responsible for the damages caused to over 200 victims…
#UK-registered company Savaro Ltd has been found liable by London’s High Court of Justice for the #Beirut Port blast that killed over 200 people on August 4, 2020.…
The ruling calls for the “judgment on liability” to be entered “against the Defendant [Savaro] for an amount of damages to be assessed.”…
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Aid for #Syria 🇸🇾
Humanitarian aid for the #Syrian 🇸🇾 population offered by @grupposandonato is now leaving Pisa airport and will be delivered by @MinisteroDifesa to @SYRedCrescent at #Beirut airport in #Lebanon 🇱🇧 and then taken to #Syria🇸🇾
Aid for #Syria 🇸🇾

SANA Beirut Correspondent: The first #Italian 🇮🇹 plane with medical assistance on board for the #Syrian 🇸🇾 people landed at Beirut International Airport, and was received by the head of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Khaled Hboubati.
An #Italian 🇮🇹 plane arrives at #Beirut airport with medical aid for #Syria 🇸🇾

An #Italian military plane landed today at the Beirut International Airport with medical assistance on board for the victims of the earthquake that hit #Syria on Monday.
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#earthquake with epicenter reportedly in #Turkey was felt throughout the region. Many people i know woke up to the shake. Some went into streets. #lebanon #jordan #Syria
This is strongest #earthquake I felt since #egypt’s 1992 destructive one. In #beirut, waking up in middle of night to shaking building brought back terrifying memories of #aug4 #beirutblast in 2020. Where to hide?
This time, I am in a new building with 2 four-legged dependents and no @leenasaidi to pull me out of house. It took a few minutes to regain composure. Still contemplating what to do with drake and smudge
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Nahezu in jedem Café in #Syrien sprechen die Leute darüber, dass sie deutsch lernen & schon bald einen Termin bei der deutschen Botschaft in #Beirut (#Libanon) haben. So viele Leute fliegen nach Deutschland. Auf legalem Wege. Das ist die Fluchtpolitik Deutschlands. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Syrien wird zu Tode sanktioniert. Die Menschen flüchten. Sie können hier nichts machen. Sie verdienen sehr schlecht. Sie haben Probleme all ihre Kosten zu decken. Sie müssen ihre Familien ernähren. Das ist keine menschliche Flüchtlingspolitik, sondern unmenschliche Fluchtpolitik.
Würde man etwas an der Situation ändern wollen, hätte man es schon längst getan. Dann würde man das Land endlich atmen lassen. Deutschland gibt vor allem auch syrischen Ärzten innerhalb kurzer Zeit Visa. Syrien verliert so viele Ärzte. Es ist nicht in Worte zu fassen.
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#Rojava: Demonstrations in several cities of Rojava in response to the #Paris terrorist attack.
#Rojava #Paris
#Rojava #Paris
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South #Lebanon: #UNIFIL soldier killed, three others injured in a confrontation with #Hezbollah militants

Last night close to midnight, a UNIFIL peacekeeping vehicle driving from #Beirut to the south of Lebanon passed through the town of al-Aaqbiyeh, a Hezbollah... (1/4)
stronghold located south of Sidon.

Residents of the town were "called to the scene" to try and stop the vehicle, claiming that it deviated from the usual route UNIFIL forces take. The driver refused to stop and locals opened fire on the vehicle, which lost control and... (2/4)
crashed, killing one of the soldiers and inuring three (the attached clip shows one of the wounded UNIFIL soldiers).

Sources supporting Hezbollah are trying to portray the incident as an "unfortunate car accident". UNIFIL announced that it will investigate the... (3/4)
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Thread on #Iran-#Lebanon energy talks through history, and recent reports about Iranian fuel oil "donation" to Lebanon for power plants (which require different oil products of different specs), with a focus on what Beirut-based Al Akhbar newspaper said earlier today: Image
1)Lebanese-Iranian energy talks date back to at least 2000. That year, Tehran offered to upgrade Lebanon's power plants&refineries amid talks of "resuming" crude oil flows from Iraq's Kirkuk to the Med. This did not happen, and talks remained talks.
2)In October 2010, #Iran offered to assist Lebanon in addressing chronic electricity shortages,& oil & gas exploration when former energy minister Gebran Bassil went to Tehran on an official visit. Later that month, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Beirut.
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Ziekenhuizen zijn allesbehalve immuun voor rampspoed. Integendeel: ze zijn minstens zo kwetsbaar als de samenleving die zij dienen.

Rampen en crises binnen ziekenhuizen komen regelmatig voor. Sinds enkele jaren doe ik daar onderzoek naar.

Een 🧵 over #ziekenhuisrampen 🏥💥🔥🌊
Mijn interesse voor dit onderwerp kwam niet helemaal uit de lucht vallen. Of eigenlijk juist wel 😬

In 2017 kwam het plafond van onze SEH naar beneden. Gelukkig vielen hierbij geen doden of gewonden, maar het incident opende mijn ogen. Een onderzoekslijn was geboren 🧑‍🔬
Al van jongs af aan ben ik gefascineerd door rampen.

De tsunami in 2004, ik was 1e jaars geneeskundestudent, heeft een onuitwisbare indruk op mij gemaakt. Wat wilde ik die mensen graag helpen. Maar ik kon nog helemaal niks.

De behoefte om iets te doen is gebleven.
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On Wednesday, reporter Firas Hatoum revealed that the Rhosus, which carried the #AmmoniumNitrate from Georgia to the #BeirutPort, was only one of several similar ships.
After tracing the journey of all the ships that left Georgia between 2012 and 2014, four were found to have already docked in #Beirut, #Tripoli and #Tartus.

According to Hatoum's investigative report aired on Al-Jadeed, the four ships are part of the #Odessa Network,
a group of businessmen, companies and ships accused of transporting arms and war cargo from #Russia and Ukraine to the #AssadRegime in Syria since 2011.
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On Wednesday, #Beirut First Investigating Judge Charbel Abou Samra indicted the two perpetrators of the "Ansar #crime,"
Hussein Fayyad and Hassan al-Ghannash, for the murder of Basima Abbas and her three daughters Rima, Tala and Manal Safawi, requesting that they be sentenced to death.
Abou Samra based his decision on Article 549 of the Penal Code, which stipulates the death penalty for premeditated murder, and abetting or executing it.
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Yadot Ahranot reveals #Israel's direct responsibility for Sabra and Shatila massacre, I personally have witnessed the consequences, that remain unaccountable. It took place 40 years ago, by Lebanese Israel's proxies: the Phalange militia & Saad Haddad's South Lebanon Army.
The massacre of thousands of Palestinian and Lebanese civilians living in the Sabra and Shatila neighbourhoods of southern #Beirut took place after a meeting in which Ariel Sharon gave the orders to his proxies to commit the massacre and come up with a domesticated version.
The killings were perpetrated while #Israel, which had occupied #Lebanon from the southern border through West Beirut, surrounded the unprotected Palestinian camps, protected the killers and invented a story to hide its direct responsibility for the massacre.

Not surprising.
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Three missiles hit the western Ukrainian Danylo Halytskyi International Airport of #Lviv, one of the hubs for the international military supply for #Ukraine to continue its proxy war against #Russia and drag the diplomatic negotiations.…
A small specimen of the "fog of war".

This film is widely shared as #Russia victims of morning bombing on the Capital #Kyiv and others on #Marupol in the south. In reality, it is a March 2021 clip by an artist.

The destruction caused by a huge explosion of #Beirut #Lebanon has become a #Russia/n destruction of #kharkiv #Ukraine.

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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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Update #UkraineRussiaWar
Im Überblick:
- die Hauptvorstoßrichtung der russischen Truppen in der #Ukraine ,
- die wichtigste Schlacht der nächsten Tage ist um #Mariupol ,
- Jagd nach "Diversanten" läuft in Kiew,
- Propaganda-Krieg läuft auf Hochtouren.
Details im Thread👇
Zunächst ein kleiner Rückblick.
In der Nacht vom 24.02. begann eine umfangreiche russische Invasion in der #Ukraine aus mehreren Richtungen.
Die Offensiven erfolgten insgesamt aus drei Hauptrichtungen.
Vom Norden Richtung Kiew, vom Süden Richtung Dnjepr und vom Osten.
Am Anfang erfolgte eine massive Angriffswelle mit "Kalibr"-Marschflugkörpern und Raketen.
Innerhalb weniger Stunden waren die gesamte ukrainische Marine und fast die gesamte ukr. Luftwaffe ausgeschaltet.
Hier einige Screenshots.
Alle Videos findet ihr bei mir auf Telegram.
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1/15 It’s impossible to read the #shamnesty @Amnesty report and not see the main intention. Demonizing #Israel for being a #Jewish state. The half-truths, hearsay, intensive usage of anti-Israel sources & promoting #ThePalestinianLie is mind boggling. I’ll give it a try.
2/15 Refs made in #shamnesty @Amnesty report should be an eye-opener. Information gathered from external (anti-#Israel) sources is huge. Not a word about state funded terrorism of PA or Hamas. Ergo, Palestinians are good, #Jews are bad.

3/15 #shamnesty @Amnesty hitch hikes along the Palestinian land ownership libel, which is proven time after time to be completely incorrect. Also accuses #Israel of Judaization.

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‘Water Salute’ to the Swiss International Airline (SWISS) after landing it’s first flight in #Beirut 🇱🇧 from #Zurich🇨🇭
The #WaterSalute is a touching airport tradition to honor new airline service.
The water salute is a touching airport tradition to honor military veterans, foreign dignitaries and new airline service.
Salutes typically involve two firefighting rigs spraying arcs of water over an arriving or departing flight. It is a sign of respect, honour & gratitude.
the water cannons are positioned carefully, in safe locations, allowing enough space for the plane to pass through. The wind direction is taken into account as well, and the process is coordinated together with Air Traffic Control.
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أطلق كتاب الناشط السياسي المصري #علاء_عبد_الفتاح أمس الثلاثاء وبغياب علاء، في مكتبة برزخ في الحمرا. الكتاب المعنون «لم تُهزَموا بعد»- وهي عبارة كتبها علاء في العام 2017 من داخل سجن طرّة المصري، صدر أواخر الشهر الفائت وفيه مجموعة من مقالات علاء التي كتبها منذ #ثورة_يناير 2011.
وقد أبدى القيّمون على النشاط، وهم من أصدقاء علاء، قلقهم على وضعه الجسديّ والنفسيّ بسبب ظروف السجن، لا سيّما وأنّه «حُرِم من حقّ الحصول على الكتب، ومعرفة الوقت، وممارسة النشاط الجسدي».
يُذكَر أنّ المحكمة المصرية قد أدرجت علاء، في 18 تشرين الثاني، على قوائم الإرهابيّين لمدّة خمس سنوات، رافضةً الطعن الذي كان قد تقدّم به. وقد قضى علاء حتّى اليوم أكثر من سبع سنوات في سجون عبد الفتاح #السيسي بتهمٍ ملفّقة.
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قطع عدد من المحتجّين #الطرقات صباح اليوم الإثنين، في #بيروت و #صيدا و #طرابلس، بعد دعواتٍ انتشرت أمس الأحد على مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي تندّد بالوضع المعيشي الراهن، لا سيّما الشقّ الطبّي واستمرار تدهور #سعر_صرف الليرة.
#الطرقات_المقطوعة #لبنان
وقد رمى المتظاهرون الزيت في الطريق عند تقاطع المدينة الرياضية في #بيروت لمنع مرور السيارات.
Protesters blocked roads on Monday morning in #Beirut, #Saida and #Tripoli, after calls went out on social media Sunday, denouncing current living conditions, particularly the medical aspect and the continuous deterioration of the currency #exchangerate.
#Roadblock #Lebanon
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#SaudiArabia expels #Lebanon ambassador. #GCC states expected to follow suit. Decision could impact Lebanese labor; comes after 🇱🇧 govt minister supports #Houthi militia in #Yemen. But this step reflects #Gulf frustration at #Iran-backed #Hezbollah militia's chokehold over 🇱🇧. /1
#Saudi decision to throw out #Lebanon ambassador is not a sudden move but also caps years of #Iran/#IRGC using #Lebanon produce/fruit export trucks to smuggle narcotics into the #Gulf. /2

#Kuwait media tycoon @Ahmadaljaralah says #Lebanon minister's statement is admission of #Iran military interference in #Yemen; calls #Hezbollah chief Nasrallah "Hassan Ammonia" (reference to #Beirut port warehouse explosion) /3

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Cette vidéo de la manifestation ayant dégénéré à #Beyrouth a été filmée ici :
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#Beirut Image
Dans le quartier de Tayouneh #Beyrouth, une autre scène de tirs en marge des manifestations a été filmée. Cette scène s'est déroulé ici :
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#Lebanon: Armed clashes in #Beirut today during a protest against the judge investigating last year’s port explosion. Hezbollah and Amal militants in open gun battles after being shot at from rooftops by currently unknown gunmen. Several people killed.
Extremely tense situation in #Beirut. Details are confusing right now. It seems no one as of yet knows who opened fire on the protest. Return fire all over the place.
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#BREAKING One killed, eight injured by gunfire at Beirut blast protest: hospital
#UPDATE Gunfire killed two people and wounded 12 at a #Beirut rally organised by the Shiite Hezbollah and Amal movements Thursday to demand the dismissal of the Beirut blast lead investigator, a doctor said
VIDEO: 🇱🇧 Gunshots are heard in #Beirut as members of the Lebanese army mobilise in the streets of the capital after clashes erupted following protests against the judge investigating Beirut blast, killing three and injuring 20
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Huge blast heard in central #Beirut.
#Iran puts its proxies under tremendous pressure in #Iraq and #Lebanon to survive, as they face an uncertain future after losing the elections in Iraq and major people rejection in Beirut.
Why #Hezbollah wants to remove the #Beirut blast Judge. It's ironic to see such acts from #Iranian proxies which confirm their infiltration into the internal affairs of #Lebanon and wider region countries.
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