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Dear friends and neighbors,
I can hardly find the words to describe the situation in Lebanon today,
so I will simply forward a message someone else wrote and that I believe sums it all.
Many thanks to all of you who asked about us and showed their support. We really appreciate your support to stop the mass massacre in Lebanon as a result of the Israeli attacks that have been non-stop for 8 days.
LEBANON is under attack with a level of aggression BEYOND IMAGINATION. Barbaric acts against civilians, with no attention paid to the difference between children, women, elderly, and the handicapped on
one hand, and fighters on the other.
Everybody is a target for the bombs that are falling like black rain, like fire balls, from military
planes that have not left our air since Wednesday July 12th, 2006. Their horrific noises have deafened the ears. Children's cries of horror are not heard by the international community that may help to broker a cease fire.
They did not care. All they care about are their regional interests. Israelis did not stop the bombs! Did not stop deaths!
Continued their mass destruction without any hope for an end.
The aggression is not only against people, but against infrastructure. All
the bridges, tunnels, roads, electricity plants, fuel tanks, IT networks,
water dams, and every other aspect of infrastructure has been or is being
destroyed. Thousands of people have been displaced. We are currently helping
people to settle in schools and other public facilities, and trying to supply them with minimum survival amenities. The entire relief effort is through personal initiatives since there is not yet an aid organization helping with the crisis.
It all started 6 days ago, when Hezbollah took two Israeli soldiers as hostages.
We as Lebanese citizens condemned this act. We were surprised by this military operation.
We did not want war, but they did not ask us. We Lebanese people are tired of war, we want peace. Too many loved ones have died over 20 years of wars.
I was born in war, grew up in war, lived throughwars, through Israeli occupation, through assassinations, through horror,
through displacements, and I had enough, we had enough, Lebanese people had enough, Lebanon had enough! Enough Destruction..enough!
Unfortunately, two Israeli hostages were taken and three were killed, an operation which I am deeply sorry that we could not stop. But does this justify a barbaric attack that has up until now killed at least 200 people,
injured hundreds, displaced thousands, and ruined an entire country? Israel bombed yesterday a bus with 21 women and children fleeing from their village.
Innocent people, running for their lives, not terrorists, not military people but women and children were burnt.
Today Israel bombed three such buses! The international community remains silent.
This summer was our summer. We were happy to show our beautiful small country to the entire world after we have been rebuilding it for 15 years.
We invited friends, family, business people and promised them a lovely time.
We were so proud of what we accomplished. In four days Israel shattered our dreams in an unbalanced, crazy, sad, barbaric act of aggression; high-tech military planes high in the air bombing unarmed and defenseless people on
the ground. In 6 days, Israel destroyed our country, killed our people.
Blind Unjustified Aggression!
We are under siege! We are under attack from the air, from the water, and from land. We are cut off from the entire world, without any form of aid or support. Medical and food supplies are limited. Hunger is already creeping
into those villages that have been isolated from the rest of the country.
Injured people are stuck under ruins. Lebanon is officially facing a humanitarian crisis. Please help us in spreading the word.
I and all Lebanese people need your support.
Thank you very much for your help!"end of msg.
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