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May 15, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
Today marks 75th anniversary of Palestinians' displacement!
#AlNakba took place during and shortly after the 1948 Palestine war.
Between 1947 and 1949, Zionist military forces attacked major Palestinian cities and destroyed some 530 villages.
/1 ImageImageImage About 15,000 Palestinians were killed in a series of mass atrocities, including dozens of massacres and around 750,000 Palestinian Arabs or 85% of the total population of the territory Israel captured were expelled from their homes by Israeli forces.
Apr 18, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
حقوق #النازحين الإنسانية هي بعملكم على إعادتهم الى وطنهم
لبنان وطن ضاق بأهله ولا يتحمل لا اجتماعيًا ولا اقتصاديا ولا بيئيًا عبء وجود 2.4 مليون سوري نازح يعيشون بين عدد سكان وطني لبنان البالغ عددهم حوالي 4 ملايين
/1 - على الأمم المتحدة تحديد منطقة آمنة في #سوريا التي تبلغ مساحتها 185.180 كيلومتر مربع لإعادة النازحين الى بلدهم
- أن تكون المنطقة الآمنة تحت إشراف @Refugees و @UN حيث يمكنهم رعاية احتياجات النازحين الاجتماعية والطبية والتعليمية والحفاظ على مجتمعاتهم في مأمن من العنف والأذى.
Apr 13, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Today 13Apr, marks 48 years since the start of the Lebanese civil war that took place from 1975 to 1990
A devastating war that was both an internal Lebanese affair and a regional conflict involving a host of regional and international actors
/1 ImageImage The spark that ignited the war April 13, 1975, was when a right‐wing Lebanese party opened fire in Ain el-Remmaneh on a bus filled with Palestinian while they were on their way to a refugee camp in Lebanon killing 22 Palestinians.
Mar 30, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
The $122 million contract signed between #Lebanon and a private consortium to build a new terminal at Beirut airport was cancelled today following public outcry over the deal after decades of reckless spending of public funds by the state,
/1 commonly involving lucrative infrastructure contracts awarded to companies with political connections.
minister of Public Works and Transport, @alihamie_lb announced on 20Mar2023 the construction of a new terminal at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport,
Mar 26, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Why did the 2 arrogant officials decide to play with the #DaylightSavingTime
1- Awarding the airport project by mutual consent disregarding the Public Procurement Law prepared by @IOFLebanon & passed by the Parliament June 2021
This law is one of the main laws demanded internationally, particularly in the context of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund that ends previous corrupt practices.
2- Obstructing negotiations with @IMFNews since 2020 Despite the urgency
Mar 23, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
URGENT call : @MawlawiBassam
1• A circular to all Lebanese governorates should be issued to conduct a survey on exact number of displaced Syrians & announce it officially.
2• Ask @UN to locate a safe area in the 185,180 km² area of #Syria to return the displaced
/1 to their country,
3• The safe area can be under the @UN supervision. They can take care of the displaced social, medical and education needs and keep their communities safe from violence and harm,
4• @UNHCRLebanon @Refugees must listen to the country hosting the displaced
Mar 13, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
A unique story of love and devotion from the United Kingdom!
Dr Margaret McCollum, a general practitioner, has been visiting the Embankment station each day since her husband’s death in 2007.
Margaret was married to Oswald Laurence, who had recorded the ‘Mind the Gap’
/1 Image announcement for the northern line in the 1950s.
Margaret visits the Embankment tube station every day, just to hear her late husband’s voice.
The chime of ‘Mind the gap’ is quite well-known in the UK,
Mar 8, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
A Special Salute to #SaharFares on International Women's Day!
Aug4, 2020 at 17:55 @beirutfirebriga received a call alerting them of a fire at port of Beirut.
A team of 9 firefighters & 1 paramedic got into a firetruck and raced to the site, unknowingly heading to their death.
/1 She video-called her fiancée from the ambulance, signaled to him she’d talk later. She left the truck to get a better view of the fire,. He saw her at a loss, looking from side-to-side, not knowing what to do. Their signal was lost, and that was the last time he saw her.
Aug 24, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
#علم_الفساد عند الطبقة الحاكمة في لبنان؛
1- لا تكن وحدك, فالفساد عمل جماعي يتطلب مشاركة الفاسدين وتوثيق الصلة بهم
2- ابحث عن الرجال الذي يقال عنهم إنهم فوق القانون واشتر شراكتهم بغالي الاثمان، فهؤلاء يعلمونك مهارات لايمتلكها غيرهم فيختصرون عليك الزمن في صعود سلم الفساد المفيد
3- ترتكب خطأً جسيماً إذا كانت قطعتك من 'الكعكة' أكبر من قطعة من هو أعلى منك، فقسمة كعكة الفاسدين لا تكون بالتساوي.
4- كن كريماً واجعل شعارك "ربي ارزقني وارزق مني" ففتات الفساد الذي توزعه على الفاسدين الصغار سيشجعهم لاتباعك لاحقاً وطلب المزيد من الكاتو
Jun 27, 2022 4 tweets 5 min read
#27Jun1927 95 years ago, #NasriChamseddine a Lebanese singer and actor was born in the village of Joun, south of Chouf mountains.
He performed with Fairuz from 1960 until the beginning of the Lebanese Civil War in 1978
/1 His works included collaborations with composers and singers like #MelhemBarakat, #ZakiNassif, the #RahbaniBrothers #HalimElRoumi #Sabah #WadihElSafi and #PhilemonWehbe
He held concerts and won awards in Brazil, France, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, and Syria
Jun 5, 2022 9 tweets 7 min read
Energean Power FPSO is already offshore Israel/Lebanon and production from #Karish will start soon!
Where are we in demanding an immediate halt to work in a field located in a disputed area?!!
Where are the new MPs?
/1 #Lebanon sent a letter to the UN “to shift negotiations on the southern maritime border from Line 23 to Line 29, while retaining the right to amend Decree No. 6433 in the event of reluctance and failure to reach a fair solution
Feb 8, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
Dear @AUBMC_Official
now that my hand healed smoothly, I want to thank Dr. George Abi Sa'ad (Head of Trauma surgery at #AUBMC)
I was bit by an aggressive dog days before New Year. my left hand had 9 holes, 3 of which were big and deep wounds.
/1 ImageImageImage During my stay at ER, they cleaned the wounds, did some X-rays to assess and started with antibiotics, tetanus along with Pain killers.
The second day, Dr. George Abi Saad changed the wound dressings and asked to check the wounds every day as he was worried.
Feb 6, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Will anyone take #Fawaz out of his ‘dark well’😞
A video showed Syrian child Fawaz Qetaifan during brutal torture, in which he appeared crying ‘please don’t hit me’
Fawaz, 6 years, was kidnapped 2 months ago while he was going to school in the village of Ibtaa in Daraa
/1 ImageImageImage The sources said the kidnappers demanded that the kidnapped child’s family pay 500 million Syrian pounds (US$140,000 equivalent) after broadcasting the video.
He appealed to Syrian citizens to free him
Dec 8, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Dear Mr. #ErnestoRamirez
Being the new head of mission of the INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND,
#Facts you should know about the senior Lebanese officials and members of the ministerial committee tasked to negotiate with the @IMFNews
/1 Bank owners, Bank investors, Politicians (who are bank owners and investors) are the committee working on the Capital Control law

There is something called CONFLICT OF INTEREST!

Dec 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
‘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.
/1 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.
Aug 15, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
5:00am, youths from #Akkar exposed a tank for storing gasoline in a site in Al-Talil area, north Akkar.
A camouflaged area for building materials, but actually it was a reservoir full of gasoline for the aim of monopolizing it or smuggled it to Syria (as stated)
/1 The Lebanese army confiscated most of the quantity, which was about 60,000 liters, according to a video that circulated yesterday at the moment the site was revealed.
They left 20,000 liters to be distributed to the people for free.
Aug 14, 2021 4 tweets 4 min read
2 years of hard work, consultative & inclusive process, institutional mapping, public law discussion & voting in Parliament,
A law that was reviewed twice by the OECD-Sigma and the World Bank, praised by the procurement professionals network in the MENA & the int’l community.
/1 And after the @LBpresidency signed the public procurement Law No.244 of July 19, 2021,,,
The Free Patriotic Movement’s MPs challenged the Public Procurement Law in front of the constitutional council describing it as ‘illegible’😡