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Kareem C.

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Friday 24 August: Summary of News Reports on Airstrike and Bombings in Lebanon

Israeli Airstrike in Naameh On Friday 23 August, Israeli warplanes struck an area twenty kilometers south of Beirut, targeting a base of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command (PFLP-GC). Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon claimed that the airstrike was in response to four rockets that were fired into Israel from southern Lebanon less than twenty-four hours before the airstrike. The four rockets that were fired from southern Lebanon on 22 August ...

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Anti-Extension Protest in Beirut

[Screenshot from video below of anti-extension protest in Beirut, Lebanon.]

  On Thursday, 20 June, hundreds of Lebanese activists made their way to Beirut's central district to protest against the unprecedented Lebanese parliament's decision to extend their term by seventeen months. The activists had planned to meet by the parliament building, but were barred from entry to the plaza by heavy police and army presence. Some protestors tried to break through the barrier, but were backed away by police carrying batons. Many protestors began to ...

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Kareem C.

 

Kareem C.  holds a BA in International Relations with a minor in Arabic from Boston University. He is a researcher at the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project, Film/TV and Think-Tank databases. Kareem has also worked with Nahwa Al-Muwatiniya, a civil rights NGO in Beirut, as well as Students for Justice in Palestine and Anti-War Coalition chapters at Boston University.