Tuesday, July 18, 2006

update: 7th day of the Israeli attacks

From the begining of the attacks we have had about 220 dead and over 800 injured, thousands of displaced and Billions of dollars of destruction including the airport.

All roads leading to Syria (our only land getaway) have been bombed, and of course the air and sea blockades are still on-going.

Fuel tanks, reserves and gas station have been targeted and have burned as all as some electricity companies.

Bridges and roads linking villages/areas to the rest of the country have been destroyed so people are unable to flee despite warnings received from Israel to do so. (If they cut of all roads and take away fuel how in heaven's name do they expect innocent people to leave the area they are warning to bomb??!!)

Although the government has issued a statement that medicine and food are still available until this time, it should be noted that logistics is a huge problem as they are unable to distribute them to the affected areas. Also, no workers (who are mostly arab nationals: syrian, egyptians, etc...) are showing up for work, flour and fuel for the ovens are starting to become a problem and auxiliary generators are now unavailable.

The UN is not helping the displaced and its has issued a statement that they will evacuate all 'unecessary' personnel and all the families.

The Lebanese army itself is being targeted and many army posts have been bombed martyring over 50 soldiers.

Not to mention the massacres of many families fleeing in vans and buses and being intentionally targeted by the Israeli bombs under the pretense that Hizballah uses civilians to transport weapons!!!

We had received about 20 ambulance cars as donation from the UAE but the fleet was bombed and prevented from reaching its destination. Also, shipments of medicines and flour were bombed and destroyed.

All French, Canadian, Colombian, Arabs, Italian, Brits... etc are evacuating by means provided by their embassies.

As a small note, today a sea ship carrying US nationals is scheduled to leave Beirut towards Cyprus, so as you can image the Beirut area was mostly spared today. However the Bekaa area was not and according to Israeli statements, they have bombed over 52 targets in Lebanon only on this day.

The UNICEF had declared that the Humanitarian situation in Lebanon is catastrophic.


Emmy said...

if there is anything I can do, please let me know. I want to help and don't know how. I know you don't know me, and I don't know you but I'll pray for you and everyone elese over there. If there is anything else I can help with, please let me know.


Jounoune said...

Dear Maggie,

I thank you for your kind words. Prayers would be most welcome and highly appreciated! :)
Please keeps my country and my people in your daily prayers as we all hope and have faith that peace shall be restored.

Also, feel free to forward this blog to anyone would might be interested in learning the truth from another perspective than the media.

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