Blasts Rock Beirut, Killing Dozens and Wounding Thousands


Lebanon’s last major war in 2006 between Israel and Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed armed groups and political parties are still committed to destroying the Jewish state. In recent years, Israel has launched frequent air strikes on Hezbollah targets in neighboring Syria, but most avoid the bombing in Lebanon, in order to avoid setting off a cycle of retaliation, could lead to a new war.

Tensions between Hezbollah and Israel erupted recently in the southern Lebanese border, causing many Lebanese speculation that Israel targeted material is connected to Hezbollah and hidden in the Beirut port.

Israeli officials said that Israel”had nothing to do with the event.”

The explosion from the port of Beirut, but feel far from Cyprus, more than 180 miles to the West. They destroyed the Beirut Central Business District in the vicinity of the seaside restaurants and Nightclubs and some of the crowded residential area in the city of the East and the predominantly Christian half.

Almost all the Windows along a popular commercial strip has been blown out, the streets filled with glass, rubble and cars have bumped into each other after the explosion.

Abbas Saleh, a 28-year-old driver, in his car when he saw a flash, heard a boom, and his windshield broken.

“You will never think it’s a blast,”he said. “More like a missile down the US.”

He ran out of his car and began to help Red Cross workers carry the dead and injured.

All around, the family is difficult to obtain the injured relatives of the building, so they could be piled into the ambulance or to the motivation behind the motorcycle. The Lebanese Red Cross said that every available ambulance from North Lebanon, Bekaa and southern Lebanon, was dispatched to Beirut, however, make many roads have been rendered impassible, many of the injured had to walk to the hospital themselves.

Space, medical personnel, and supplies the deficiency. Hospitals in the most affected areas were severely damaged, at least one completely closed and the other therapy the blood the patient in their Parking lot.

St. George Hospital in Beirut city centre, one of the city’s biggest, is so severely damaged that it has to send patients elsewhere.

“My friend, my friend,”Dr. Joseph Haddad, the hospital’s Director of intensive care, in a phone call. “This is Joseph Haddad called you from St. George’s hospital. No St. George’s hospital. This is the drop, which is on the floor,”Haddad said Dr. as to break the glass hear the crackling of the feet. “All of this is destroyed. It all. Pray to God, pray to God.”

In the Bikhazi Medical Group’s Hospital Center, Beirut, the injured patient flows into the damaged hospital.

“Door-to-door port of the hospital was completely shattered,”said Rima Azar, the Director of the hospital and co owner. “Sky flower Board fall in the number of patients in some of the rooms. The pressure is terrible. We heard a boom, then everything in the shake. There is a second combat, is super loud. Everything falling from the table, from the shelves.”

60 beds of hospital treated 500 patients in the hours after the explosion, she said.

Another hospital far received so much of the patient’s medical staff to rank them on the floor and in the hallway. These non-life-threatening injuries had they cleaned and stitched shut before being sent on their way.

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