53 Photos + 1 video from Bourj Abi Haidar clashes

No need for introductions here… you’ve all heard and watched about the clashes that erupted in Burj Ab Haidar 2 days ago between Hizbullah & Jamiyyat Al-Masharii’ Al-Khayriyya Al-Islamiyya (The Association of Islamic Charitable Projects). Yes, an islamic charitable association that possesses machine guns and RPG’s! Kif, leish w min? No one knows. What I know though is that what they did is everything but Islamic, and horrifying people in their houses is certainly not an act of charity!

The craziness that we witnessed was of course not over a parking space as the two parties officials claimed in the media, and it will remain a mystery until someone comes clear about what happened. Let’s see what is awaiting our beautiful city from these ignorants!

Anyway I leave you now with the below video and photos that I found on the web for the clashes and the aftermath.

All photos ar from www.daylife.com

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Ramadan in Tripoli

Tripoli is one of the cities that I personally can never get bored of. I was there last Sunday and about to come back to Beirut at around 3:00PM when I decided to waste some additional time at any random souk since there was still plenty of time till Iftar.

And so I went to Al Tall souk (the same one I previously visited) to see how does it look like now in Ramadan. Needless to say, I was encountering sweets and juice vendors everywhere in the small souk, in addition to huge stocks of vegetables in the small stores since everyone gets crazy about buying them in Ramadan, and of course the place was much crowded than last time.

The guy in the left image is selling Kharroub, a sour juice that I disliked a LOT! While on the right image the guy is selling Moghrabiyyeh platters for 3,000 L.L only!

My next stop was at Abdel Sattar Al Tom sweets in Al Zahriyyeh.

Maamoul bi ashta, Kneifeh bi ashta, and Mafroukeh! *Yummy*

Across the street from Al Tom, there’s anther shop that sells almost all kind of kaak and bread. My favorite is the kaak that can be grilled with cheese stuffed inside (it’s called Alleeta there) which can be the best souhour in Ramadan!

I might be going to Tripoli again next week and probably the week after, what other places do you recommend that I go visit?

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/08/22)

15 Links for this week’s roundup.

See you next week!

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JF Kennedy assassination mystery revealed

46 years after his death, the assassination mystery of John F. Kennedy has been finally revealed! And guess what, Pierre Hashash who usually run for the parliamentary elections with sarcastic slogans had something to do with it!

Watch him telling the truth in this video.

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Tnein bi 15

Tnein bi 15? Yalla!! Ahh tnein subscriptions…

This is a new billboard advertisement for CableVision that is all over the streets now.

Joe has already pointed out that it’s a copycat, but I would like to add that the use of a hot girl in such ad is VERY cheap!

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Old man and his Oud at Hamra

I had to go to the American University Hospital several times during the past weeks, and I was spotting this old man on almost every visit playing on his Oud and singing nice old Arabic songs.

Although he claims he doesn’t have a job, but I guess he’s got the perfect one! 1. He’s self employed, 2. He seems happy with what he does! Don’t you agree?

… and yes I just forgot to ask him about his name, anyone knows it?

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/08/15)

12 New links for this week.

See you next week!

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That’s the way aha aha, I Park it!

This is what happens when you do second and third row parking, you come to find your car in the middle of the road at the end of the day and sometimes disturbing the traffic flow.

Needless to say, some drivers are simply assholes and enjoy throwing their car anywhere. On the other hand, the number of cars in Beirut is way beyond the parking lots capacity in the city.

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Ramadan Kareem

Ramadan Kareem to all of you! May this holy month bring joy, health and wealth to you.

Here’s one of my favorite Ramadan ads, from Zain Telecom.

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Lebanese blogosphere weekly link roundup (2010/08/08)

It’s Tuesday already, but late is better than never, right? 15 links for this roundup.

See you next week!

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